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Table of Contents 



Advising and Registration Calendar for Credit Courses . . .2 

Academic Calendar for Credit Courses 3 

Message from the President 4 

General Information 5 

Performance Measures 6 

College Mission, Purpose, and Goals 7 

Accreditation and Approbation 7-8 

Governance 8 

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program 8 

Admission, Fees, Refunds, and Financial 

Aid for Credit Programs 8 

Admission Information 8 

Admission Procedures 9 

International Students 9 

Developmental Studies 9-10 

Admission Requirements 10-11 

Academic Advising and Registration ■. 1 1-12 

Grade Reports and Reporting 12-14 

Tliition, Fees, Refunds, and Parking 14-16 

Financial Aid 16-17 

Veterans Information 17-18 

Academic Information 19 

Enrollment Limitations 19 

Classification of Programs of Study 19 

Classification of Students 19 

Plan of Study 19-20 

Semester Length and Credit Hour Calculation 20 

Transfer Credit 20 

Grading System 20-22 

Standards of Progress 22 

Academic Appeals Procedure 22-23 

Academic Recognition 23 

Student-Faculty Responsibilities 23-24 

Attendance 24 

Tardiness and Early Departure 24 

Academic Honesty Policy 24-25 

Transfer to Senior Colleges and Universities 25-26 

Library, Media Services, and Campus Learning Center 26-27 

Counseling and Student Development 27 

Academic and Personal Counseling 27 

Career Services 27 

Disability Services 27-28 

Student Development 28 

Student Activities 28-29 

Student Code of Conduct 29 

Drug and Alcohol Policy 29-30 

Sexual Harassment/Assault Policy 30 

Appropriate Use of Computing Resources Policy 30-31 

Student Grievance Procedure 31-32 

Safety and Security 32-33 

Adult and Basic Skills Programs 33 

Adult Education Programs 33 

English as a Second Language 33 

Compensatory Education 33 



Workplace Literacy 34 

Continuing Education Programs 34-35 

General Policies and Procedures 35 

Course Refunds and Repeats 35 

Credit Programs of Study 36-76 

Accounting 36 

Animal Care and Management Technology 37 

Architectural Technology 38 

Associate Degree Nursing 39 

LPN to ADN Track 40 

Automotive Systems Technology 4l 

Basic Law Enforcement Training 42 

Biotechnology 43 

Business Administration 44 

Business Administration-Operations 

Management Technology 45 

Clinical Trials Research Associate 46 

Community Spanish Certificates 47 

Computer Programming 48 

Criminal Justice Technology 49 

Dental Laboratory Technology 50 

Early Childhood Associate 51 

Early Childhood/Teacher Associate 52 

Electrical/Electronics Technology 53 

Electronics Engineering Technology 54 

Emergency Preparedness Technology 55 

Environment, Health, and Safety Technology 56 

Fire Protection Technology 57 

General Education 58 

Health Information Technology 59 

Industrial Systems Technology 60 

Information Systems 6l 

Information Systems-Network Administration 

and Support 62 

Intemet Technologies 63 

Machining Technology 64 

Medical Office Administration 65 

Occupational Therapy Assistant 66 

Office Systems Technology 67 

Opticianry 68 

Paralegal Technology 69 

Pharmacy Technology 70 

Phlebotomy 71 

Practical Nursing 72 

Respiratory Therapy 73 

Surgical Technology 74 

University Transfer 75-76 

Course Descriptions 77-127 

Trustees and College Personnel 128-133 

Adjunct Faculty 133 

Transcript Request Forms 134 

Application for Credit Program Admission 135-136 

Index inside back 



Advising & 

Registration Calendar 

for Credit Courses 



Fall Semester 2005 

June 20 - July 8 
July 11-12 
July 13-29 
July 13 - August 1 
August 1 
August 11-12 
August 11 
August 9 



August 12 
August 15-16 
August 11 - October 14 
October 17 - 18 



Early Advising Appointments for Program Students 

Telephone Registration for Advised Program Students 

Early Advising Appointments for All Students 

Telephone Registration for All Advised Students 

Telephone Registration Payment Deadline 

General Advising and Registration 

Northern Durham Center Advising and Registration 

Orange County Advising and Registration at the 

Orange County Skills Development Center (For Classes in 

Orange County Only) 

Dual Enrolled Student Advising and Registration 

General Registration Drop/ Add 

Second Mini-Session Advising and Registration 

Second Mini-Session Drop/ Add 



Spring Semester 2006 

October 10 - November 4 
November 7-8 
November 9 - December 2 
November 9 - December 5 
December 5 
January 5-6 
January 5 
January 3 



January 6 
January 9-10 
January 5 - March 10 
March 13 - 14 



Early Advising Appointments for Program Students 

Telephone Registration for Advised Program Students 

Early Advising Appointments for All Students 

Telephone Registration for All Advised Students 

Telephone Registration Payment Deadline 

General Advising and Registration 

Northern Durham Center Advising and Registration 

Orange County Advising and Registration at the 

Orange County Skills Development Center (For Classes in 

Orange County Only) 

Dual Enrolled Student Advising and Registration 

General Registration Drop/Add 

Second Mini-Session Advising and Registration 

Second Mini- Session Drop/Add 



Summer Term 2006 

March 20 - April 14 
April 18 - 19 
April 20 - May 5 
April 20 - May 8 
May 8 
May 15 
May 15 
May 9 



May 15 
May 16 - 17 



Early Advising Appointments for Advised Program Students 

Telephone Registration for Program Students 

Early Advising Appointments for All Students 

Telephone Registration for All Advised Students 

Telephone Registration Payment Deadline 

General Advising and Registration 

Northern Durham Center Advising and Registration 

Orange County Advising and Registration at the 

Orange County Skills Development Center (For Classes in 

Orange County Only) 

Dual Enrolled Student Advising and Registration 

General Registration Drop/Add 



Academic 

Calendarfor 

Credit Courses 



Fall Semester 2005 

August 15 

August 20 

September 5 

October 10 

October 11 -October 14 

October 15 

October 17 

November 24 & 25 

November 26 

December 10 

December 12 

December 13 

December 19 - December 30 

Spring Semester 2006 

January 9 

January 14 

January 16 

March 6 

March 7 - March 10 

March 11 

March 13 

April 14 -April 17 

April 15 

May 6 

May 9 

May 19 

Summer Term 2006 (10 weeks) 

May 16 
May 29 
July 4 
July 26 



Classes Begin 

Weekend College Classes Begin 

Labor Day Holiday 

First Mini-Session Ends 

Fall Break - Faculty Work Days 

No Weekend College 

Second Mini-Session Begins 

Thanksgiving Holiday 

No Weekend College 

Weekend College Classes End 

Friday Classes Meet 

Classes End (Thursday Classes Meet) 

Winter Holiday, College Closed 



Regular Classes Begin 

Weekend College Classes Begin 

Martin Luther King Holiday 

First Mini-Session Ends 

Inclement Weather/Faculty Work Days 

No Weekend College 

Second Mini-Session Begins 

Spring Holiday 

No Weekend College 

Weekend College Classes End 

Classes End (Friday Classes Meet) 

Commencement (Tentative) 



Classes Begin 
Memorial Day Holiday 
Independence Day Holiday 
Classes End (Monday Classes Meet) 



Academic Calendars 
are on the college's web site at www.durhamtech.edu 



Message 
from the 
President 



During recent years, Durham Technical Community College has seen record numbers of students 
enter our doors. For many in the Triangle, Durham Tech is their first choice for getting started on a 
four-year degree or learning high-demand skills to begin or move ahead in a career. Whether they 
have lost jobs or decided to learn new skills to increase their job security, more Triangle residents are 
taking advantage of the affordable, accessible education Durham Tech offers at the Main Campus 
location on Lawson Street and Cooper Street, at the Northem Durham Center on Snow Hill Road, at 
the Orange County Skills Development Center on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, and at hundreds of 
other locations throughout Durham and Orange counties. In 2007, the college will also open a dedi- 
cated Orange County Campus for expanding our offerings and better responding to residents in our 
service area. 

Over 24,000 persons are now attending Durham Tech each year. Our faculty and staff are working 
harder than ever to serve the needs of our growing student population and help them achieve their 
educational goals — all while providing quality education based on high standards for student 
performance. Furthermore, the state's community colleges are emphasizing quality by monitoring institutional 
performance standards as indicators of success. Go to http://www.durhamtech.edu/html/aboutdt/collegeperf.htm to 
see how Durham Tech is doing on these perfomiance standards. We are proud of our superior performance as 
indicated on this "report card" for our college! You can also review our web site to see the positive economic impact 
that the college is making on those we serve, on the community, and on the state. 

With more students than ever entering our open doors, the college is moving forward on a number of renovation, 
expansion, and new construction projects in addition to the Orange County Campus. The college recently increased 
science labs and classrooms to meet the high demand in the Triangle for science instruction. A new Student Services 
Center is now under construction and will become the central hub for facilities located at the Main Campus. 
Providing additional space for the growing instructional needs and program requests from business and industry 
continues to be a focus for the college. 

Durham Tech is also now hosting a Middle College High School for students in our service area of Durham and 
Orange counties — another way we are helping students attain their educational goals. We're looking forward to 
filling these new and renovated spaces with even larger numbers of students taking advantage of new instructional 
programs and training now needed in the Triangle. 

This Catalog and Student Handbook includes lots of information that will introduce you to the educational oppor- 
tunities available at Durham Tech as well as the broad array of services we offer to ensure student success. Our doors 
are always open — and we look forward to opening even more doors in the future to meet the education and 
training needs of Triangle residents and employers! 




PhaU Wynn, Jr., Ed.D., M.B.A. 

President, Durham Technical 
Community College 



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North Carolina 
Community College System 

The community college system was created 
by legislation passed by the 1963 General 
Assembly of North Carolina. The legislation 
provided that the system of community colleges 
and technical institutes would be administered by 
a Department of Community Colleges under the 
State Board of Education. In January 1981, 
supervision of the community college system 
became the responsibility of the State Board of 
Community Colleges. 

The community college system in North 
Carolina provides educational experiences for 
those people who are 18 years or older, whether 
or not they are high school graduates. The 
educational opportunities range from instruction 
in basic literacy skills to college-level courses, 
including general education and occupational, 
technical, and university transfer programs. 
These opportunities are available to all adults 
who wish to learn and who can profit from 
instruction provided. 

In 1964, Dr Dallas Herring, former chair of 
the State Board of Education, developed a state- 
ment of philosophy for North Carolina communi- 
ty colleges, which is published in the Department 
of Community Colleges Policy Manual. Dr 
Herring stated: 

"The only valid philosophy for North 
Carolina is the philosophy of total education: a 
belief in the incomparable worth of all human 
beings, whose claims upon the state are equal 
before the law and equal before the bar of 
public opinion, whose talents (however great 
or however limited or however different from 
the traditional) the state needs and must 
develop to the fullest possible degree. 

That is why the doors to the institutions in 
North Carolina's system of community colleges 
must never be closed to anyone of suitable age 
who can learn what they teach. 

We must take the people where they are 
and carry them as far as they can go within 
the assigned function of the system. 

If they cannot read, then we will simply 
teach them to read and make them proud of 



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If they did not finish high school, but have 
a mind to do it, then we will offer them a high 



school education at a time and in a place 
convenient to them and at a price within their 
reach. 

If their talent is technical or vocational, 
then we simply offer them instruction, whatev- 
er the field, however complex or however sim- 
ple, that will provide them with the knowledge 
and the skill they can sell in the marketplace 
of our state, and thereby contribute to its 
scientific and industrial growth. 

If their needs are in the great tradition of 
liberal education, then we will simply provide 
them the instruction extending through two 
years of standard college work which will 
enable them to go on to the university or to the 
senior college, and on into life, in numbers 
unheard of in North Carolina. 

If their needs are for cultural advance- 
ment, intellectual growth, or civic under- 
standing, then we will simply make available 
to them the wisdom of the ages and the enlight- 
enment of our times and help them on to 
maturity. " 



Durham Technical Community College 

Durham Technical Community College is 
a charter member of the North Carolina 
Community College System. When the North 
Carolina General Assembly authorized a small 
appropriation to establish a limited number of 
area schools to be known as industrial education 
centers in 1957, Durham already had a vigorous 
program in adult education through the 
Vocational and Adult Education Department of 
the Durham City Schools. A Practical Nursing 
program had been established in 1948; other pro- 
grams included training in mechanical drafting, 
architectural drafting, and electronics technology. 
In addition, literacy skills training was offered for 
adults. Courses to upgrade the skills of workers 
were also offered in a variety of trades. 

As a result of the General Assembly's appro- 
priation, a challenge went out from the State 
Board of Education to the various school admin- 
istrative units in North Carolina to establish sepa- 
rate education facilities which would provide for 
the educational needs of the area's adult popula- 
tion. A comprehensive curriculum was devised for 
people needing the education and technical skills 
required to advance satisfactorily in their careers. 

Through action by the Durham City Board 
of Education, Durham was among the first of six 
counties in North Carolina to meet the State 
Board of Education's challenge. In a successful 
referendum in June 1958, Durham County resi- 
dents made $500,000 available to purchase a site 
and erect the initial building. The Durham 
Industrial Education Center officially opened its 
doors on September 5, 1961. The institution 
continued to operate as an Industrial Education 
Center until February 4, 1965, when the State 
Board of Education officially designated that 
henceforth it be property identified as a technical 
institute. On March 30, 1965, the Board of 
Tmstees authorized changing the name of the 
institution to Durham Technical Institute. On 
July 15, 1986, the North Carolina General 
Assembly approved Durham Tech's request to add 
a university transfer program to its curriculum 
offerings. During a meeting on July 22, 1986, the 
Board of Trustees authorized the institution to 
change its name to Durham Technical 
Community College. 



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Performance Measures 

Each year, community colleges report on 12 per- 
formance measures that the N.C. General Assembly 
has mandated for evaluating how well colleges are 



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Information 



serving students, business and industry, and the 
community. This table summarizes how Durham 
Tech perfomied according to the N.C. Community 
College System's 2004 Critical Success Factors Report . 



Meosure 


Standord 


Durham Tedi 
Performance 


Duriioffl Tedi 
Met Standard 


Number of 58 
Colleges 

SSI 


1. Progress of basic skills 
students* 


75% making progress 


79% making progress 


yes 


51 (plus 1 

significant 

improvement) 


2. Passing rates on state 
licensure and certification 
exams* 


80% combined passing rate; 
70% minimum passing rate 
for all exams 


86% combined passing rate; 
1 exam with less than 70% 
passing rate 


yes 
no 


23(plus 3 

significant 

improvement) 


3. Goal completion for 
completers* 


95% goal achievement 


100% goal achievement 


yes 


58 


4. Employment of graduates* 


96% employment rate; 
adjusted for local 
employment conditions 


98.07% employment 


yes 


58 


5. Performance of college 
transfer students* 


85.9% of transfers to UNC 
institutions will have a GPA 
above 2.0 after one year 


92.7% 


yes 


27 (plus 11 

significant 

improvement) 


6. Passing rates of students 
in developmental courses 


70% 


78% 


yes 


50 (plus 1 

significant 

improvement) 


7. Success rate of develop- 
mental students in sub- 
sequent college-level 
courses 


No statistically significant 
difference between 
developmental and non- 
developmental students 


No statistically significant 
difference 


yes 


43 


8. Satisfaction of program 
completers and 
non-completers 


90% satisfied with quaUty 
of college programs and 
services 


98% satisfaction rate 


yes 


57 


9. Curriculum student 
retention and graduation 


60% of student cohort 
retained or graduated 


66% retained or graduated 


yes 


51 (plus 1 

significant 

improvement) 


10. Employer satisfaction 
with graduates 


85% of employers satisfied 
witii tiie training provided 
by die college 


94% of employers satisfied 
with die training provided 
by the college 


yes 


58 


11. Client satisfaction with 
customized training* 


90% satisfied with services 
provided by the college 


100% satisfied witii services 
provided by the college 


yes 


58 


12. Program unduphcated 
headcount enrollment 


No program will have a 3- 
year average enrollment of 
ess than 10 stiidents 


programs with average 
enroUmentoflesstiianlO 


yes 


30 (plus 1 

significant 

improvement) 



*One of six performance funding measures 
Source: N.C. Community College System's 2004 Critical Success Factors Report 



Mission and Purpose 

The primary mission and purpose of 
Durham Technical Community College is to 
provide postsecondary education that prepares 
students for careers in vocational and technical 
fields, the first two years of a baccalaureate degree 
to prepare students for professional careers, basic 
skills and general education programs that enable 
students to live productive lives, and skills devel- 
opment courses that meet workforce training 
needs of the residents and employers of Durham 
and Orange counties. The college seeks to inspire 
an active desire for lifelong learning and knowl- 
edge that will serve them well in the global work- 
place. Financially and geogrq)hically, Durham 
Tech provides an educational opportunity not 
otherwise available to area adults. 

As a community-based institution, Durham 
Technical Community College provides education- 
al opportunities for area residents and uses state 
and local resources for students' learning activi- 
ties. Community service is a continuing focus for 
the college's programs and activities. 

As a student-centered organization, Durham 
Tech employs an "open door with guided place- 
ment" policy to provide students a full range of 
educational opportunities while maximizing their 
chances of success. Specifically, Durham Tech 
attempts to accept individuals wherever they are 
educationally and strives to provide them with 
opportunities to pursue educational programs 
and services that assist them in clarifying and 
attaining their career goals. 

With its mission expanded in 1986, Durham 
Technical Community College seeks to fulfill the 
following objectives; 

• lb offer adults in the community the full 
range of educational pro ff-ams and services that 
provide for basic skills improvement, high school 
completion, workplace entry and advancement, 



al ivorlplace, and personal growth; 

• Tb offer postsecondi 
that develops the entry-level skills and knowledge 
required for students' successful employment as 
qualified technidans and skilled craft^ersons; 

• Tb offer educational and training opportu- 
nities that enhance and upgrade workers' skills 



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• Th offer a two-year course of study in the 
liberal arts and sciences that may be used as 



wor^lace; 



• lb offer training that addresses the needs 
of new, expanding, and existing industry in 
Durham and Orange counties; 

• lb offer instruction that is of the highest 
quality and provides accessible, student-cen- 
tered educational services within a supportive 
learning environment; and 

• To provide appropriate community service 
programs that promote cultural enrichment 
and foster a sense of civic responsibility. 

Goals 

Durham Technical Community College's 
stated goals are as follows: 

1. Provide educational and training opportuni- 
ties and serve Durham and Orange county 
residents with educational programs that 
meet their needs; 

2. Ensure that all graduates demonstrate 
mastery of critical competencies as stated 
for each program; 

3. Promote leaming through the full range of 
instructional methods and emphasize 
student retention and success through a 
wide variety of support services; 

4. Foster the development of a well-prepared, 
professional faculty and staff who reflect the 
diversity of the communities served; 

5. Instill in students a commitment to lifelong 
leaming; 

6. Participate as an active partner in the 
educational community; 

7. Engage in continuous improvement to 
promote a flexible, responsive, innovative, 
and dynamic institution focused on 
teaching and leaming; 

8. Implement and utilize appropriate 
technology that enhances efficiency and 
effectiveness of instruction and support 
services; 



9. Assist in workforce development by actively 
seeking training partnerships that respond 
to employer needs and meet service area 
demands; and 

10. Prepare students and employees to assume 
active roles in the college, in the culturally 
diverse community, and in the global 
workplace. 

Accreditation 

Durham Technical Community College is 
accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the 
Southem Association of Colleges and Schools to 
award associate's degrees. Inquiries about the 
college's accreditation status may be made to the 
Commission on Colleges, Southem Association of 
Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southem Lane, 
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Phone: 1-404-679- 
4501. For other inquiries, including general 
admission information, please contact Durham 
Technical Community College directly 

The college is a member of the American 
Association of Community Colleges, and the follow- 
ing programs are accredited by national associa- 
tions: the Dental Laboratory Technology program 
is accredited by the Commission on Dental 
Accreditation of the American Dental Association; 
the Occupational Therapy Assistant program is 
accredited by the Accreditation Committee for 
Occupational Therapy Education; the Opticianry 
program is accredited by the Commission on 
Opticianry Accreditation; and the Respiratory 
Therapy program is accredited by the Committee 
on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. The 
Pharmacy Technology program is accredited by the 
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 
The Surgical Technology program holds provision- 
al accreditation from the Commission on 
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. 

Approbation 

Durham Technical Community College is 
^proved by and a member of the North Carolina 
Community College System. The following 
programs are approved by state agencies: the 
Opticianry program is approved by the North 
Carolina State Board of Opticians; the Nursing 
Assistant I program is approved by the North 
Carolina Division for Facilities Services; the 
Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing 
programs are ^proved by the North Carolina 



Board of Nursing; real estate courses are approved 
by the North Carohna Real Estate Commission; 
insurance pre-licensing courses are approved by 
the North Carolina Department of Insurance; the 
Basic Law Enforcement Training program is 
approved by the North Carolina Department of 
Justice; and the Phlebotomy program is approved 
by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical 
Laboratory Sciences, 

Governance 

The statutes of the state of North Carolina 
provide for the organization and administration 
of a community college system under the direc- 
tion of the State Board of Community Colleges. 
The 20-member board has full authority to adopt 
all policies, regulations, and standards it deems 
necessary for the operation of the system. 
Members of the State Board are appointed by the 
Govemor and the General Assembly The State 
Board has three major functions: equitable distri- 
bution of funds and fiscal accountability; estab- 
lishing and maintaining state priorities; and edu- 
cational program approval and accountability. 

Durham Technical Community College is 
governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees. Four 
members of the Board are appointed by the 
Govemor, four are appointed by the Durham 
County Board of Commissioners, and four are 
appointed by the Durham Public Schools Board 
of Education, Trustees serve four-year terms and 
set local policy for the college. A representative of 
the college's Student Senate also serves as a non- 
voting member of the Board. 

Retired and Senior Volunteer 
(RSVP) Program 

The Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) 
Program is a special feature of the college's com- 
munity service effort. Officially sponsored by 
Durham Tech, RSVP provides retirees 55 years of 
age and older residents exciting opportunities for 
personal development and satisfaction through 
various volunteer activities. Each year, more than 
350 retired and senior volunteers contribute over 
40,000 hours of service to area non-profit and 
public agencies through RSVP, 



Admission, Fees, & 
Financial Aid for 
Credit Programs 

Admission Information 

Durham Technical Community College 
operates under an "open door with guided place- 
ment" policy Admission to the college's curricu- 
lum programs is open to all students with a high 
school diploma or its equivalent, 

Durham Tech offers programs of study lead- 
ing to a degree, diploma, or certificate in areas of 
business, health, general education, industrial 
and engineering technologies, and public service. 
In addition, the college offers the Associate in Arts 
and Associate in Science degrees through the 
University Transfer program and the Associate in 
General Education, High school graduation or 
high school equivalency is required for admission 
to all curriculum programs. 

The admission process requires the initial 
application, transcripts of secondary and postsec- 
ondary work, and placement tests, (A counseling 
conference is optional,) Health examinations, 
reference forms, and other documents may also 
be required to participate in clinical or practical 
training courses in certain programs. All admis- 
sion documents become the property of the 
college and are not to be copied for release to 
students or third parties. 

In many programs, a student not seeking a 
certificate, diploma, or degree may enroll as a 
special student in courses without applying for 
admission 



Placement in certain programs is limited, 
and the college emphasizes career guidance. 
Through counseling conferences held before 
admission, applicants may obtain assistance in 
setting realistic goals. Counselors use applicants' 
educational achievements and placement test 
results to assess their potential for success in spe- 
cific instmctional programs. Admission to some 
programs may require developmental, prepara- 
tory, or prerequisite courses. 

Durham Tech reserves the right to refuse 
admission to an applicant Lf it appears that this 
action is in the best interest of the applicant 
and/or the college. 

Although potential students may apply any 
time, applicants are encouraged to complete 
the admission process as early as possible. High 
school students should apply early during their 
senior year. 

Write or phone the Admissions office to 
obtain application forms and detailed informa- 
tion about instmctional programs or to set up 
an appointment to talk with a counselor 
Call or write: 

Admissions Office 

Durham Technical Community College 

1637 Lawson Street 

Durham, North Carohna 27703-5023 

919-686-3333 

The Admissions office is open from 8 a.m. to 
5 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tliesdays and 
Wednesdays. Counselors may be seen at other 
times by appointment. An advisor is also avail- 
able to assist intemational students (see Index for 
page number). 




Admission Procedures 

Application 

Applicants to credit programs should submit 
a completed application to the Admissions office 
for the semester in which they wish to enroll. All 
admission requirements should be completed no 
later than 10 working days before the registration 
date. Early application is recommended to allow 
adequate processing time and to increase the 
likelihood of entry into programs with limited 
enrollment. 

Late Applicants 

Students applying for a program too late to 
secure all the required supporting documents 
before the admission deadline may register for 
approved courses as special students. Special stu- 
dents may not be eligible for financial aid or 
other benefits. 

Transcripts 

Admission to a credit program requires a tran- 
script from a high school, an adult high school 
diploma program, or a general education equiva- 
lency certificate program. This must be an official 
transcript showing the date of graduation. Students 
who have completed an associate's or bachelor's 
degree may substitute their official college tran- 
script, which includes the graduation date, in place 
of their high school transcript. Students desiring 
transfer credit must request official transcripts from 
postsecondary institutions they have attended. In 
addition, students q)plying for veterans benefits 
must have all transcripts on file in order to be cer- 
tified for benefits. 

All transcripts and forms required for admis- 
sion become the property of Durham Technical 
Community College and are not to be released to 
students. 

Applicants who have earned the high school 
equivalency diploma in North Carolina should 
request a transcript from: 

State GED Administrator 

Department of Community Colleges 

200 W.Jones Street 

Raleigh, North Carolina 27603-1337 

Academic Assessment/Course 
Placement 

^plicants for credit programs may be 
required to take a series of placement examina- 
tions. Test results are used to help students assess 



Admission, Pees, & 
Financial Aid for 
Credit Programs 



their current academic skills in relation to their 
interests and goals. This information provides a 
basis for placing students in appropriate courses. 

Applicants may receive a testing schedule 
when they submit their admission application 
or visit the college's web site at 
www.durhamtech.edu for a placement testing 
schedule. 

Applicants who need disability accommoda- 
tions for testing should contact the Disability 
Services office at 919-686-3652. 

Admissions Conference 

After submitting transcripts and taking the 
placement test (if required), applicants may 
request an appointment with an admissions 
counselor to discuss their proposed curriculum, 
test scores, and career objectives. 

International Students 

An advisor for students who are not U.S. 
citizens is available in the Admissions office to 
help with initial enrollment. The international 
student advisor also issues student immigration 
forms and assists with student immigration 
issues. 

According to P.L. 87-195, Durham 
Technical Community College is authorized 
under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant 
alien students. Students enrolling under this 
classification are treated as nonresidents vnth 
respect to tuition and fees, and they cannot be 
classified as residents. 

All students applying for student visas must 
come to the campus for completion of require- 
ments and placement testing before they can be 
accepted and before the international student 
advisor can issue the Certificate of Eligibility 
(1-20). Tests cannot be mailed outside the United 
States to prospective international students. 
International students are also required to submit 
official translations of documents demonstrating 
previous education equivalent to high school 
graduation and to college-level course work for 
evaluation of transfer credit. 



All students applying for student visas must 
also submit evidence of financial resources ade- 
quate to support themselves throughout their 
educational program, including funds for health 
insurance coverage. Durham Technical 
Community College has no financial assistance 
available to satisfy tuition costs for students on 
student visas. 

Permanent resident aliens are subject to the 
same considerations as citizens and may establish 
North Carolina residency in the same manner as 
other nonresidents. These students are required to 
present documentation of their status to the inter- 
national student advisor before being admitted to 
a curriculum program. Any intemational student 
(nonimmigrant or with pemianent resident sta- 
tus) must submit immigration documents for 
review by the intemational student advisor 
Several visa categories do not qualify a student 
for legal residency, regardless of the length of 
time in North Carolina. 

Students who have questions or need assis- 
tance with immigration matters are encouraged 
to contact the intemational student advisor in the 
Admissions office as eariy as possible before their 
planned enrollment. 

As required by the United States Citizenship 
Immigration Services (USCIS), Durham 
Technical Community College reports informa- 
tion about enrolled intemational students 
through the Student and Exchange Visitor 
Information System (SEVIS). 

Developmental Studies 

The Developmental Studies program pro- 
vides an "open door" for admission to Durham 
Tech for students who find themselves underpre- 
pared for college-level work. Developmental 
Studies, a preparatory program in academic 
skills, helps students enter their chosen curricu- 
lum with a good probability of success. 

Students who apply for two-year arts, 
science, or technical degrees; one-year diploma 
programs; and some certificate programs are 
required to take placement tests in reading, 
mathematics, and writing. Any applicant whose 
placement test scores fall below the required min- 
imum established by the college must take the 
indicated Developmental Studies course work. 
These courses must be taken before, or in some 
cases concurrently m\h, designated curriculum 
courses. 



Developmental Studies courses provide 
opportunities for improvement in the areas of 
English grammar and composition, mathematics, 
sciences, and reading as well as enrichment in 
study skills and personal and career development. 
These courses are designed to provide students 
with the ability to build a firm academic founda- 
tion for success in college and beyond. 

Admission Requirements 

The basic requirement for admission to any 
curriculum program is a high school diploma or 
its equivalent. Placement testing is required for 
credit programs. Students who are not United 
States citizens should refer to the International 
Students section (see Index for page number). 

Some curriculum programs have limited 
edacity, and prospective students are encouraged 
to apply early Some of these limited-enrollment 
programs may have waiting lists for courses in 
the curriculum. Students on the waiting list may 
take the general education courses required in 
the program, subject to an advisor's approval. 

Due to their specialized nature, the follow- 
ing programs have additional requirements: 
Associate Degree Nursing, Clinical Trials 
Research Associate, Occupational Therapy 
Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, Phlebotomy, 
Practical Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and 
Surgical Technology 

Preparatory or Developmental Studies 
courses may be required before admission to one 
of these programs is granted. 

Applicants for the Associate Degree Nursing, 
Clinical Trials Research Associate, Occupational 
Therapy Assistant, and Respiratory Therapy pro- 
grams must document successful completion of 
general biology and general chemistry courses at 
the high school or college level. High school 
courses must have been completed within the 
past five years. 

To be eligible to enroll in clinical courses, 
students in the Associate Degree Nursing, Clinical 
Trials Research Associate, Occupational Therapy 
Assistant, Phamiacy Technology, Phlebotomy, 
Practical Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and 
Surgical Technology programs must complete 
physical examinations and submit a required 
medical form. 

Students in allied health programs must 
submit documentation of physical examinations/ 



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immunizations required by their specific program. 
Applicants must also sign a clinical form signify- 
ing that they understand and agree with the rules 
and regulations of hospital training facilities. 



' Laboratory Technology 
Because the Dental Laboratory Technology 
program requires eye-hand coordination and 
manual dexterity, all applicants must take a wax- 
carving test. 

Early Childhoocl Associate and Early Childhood/ 
Teacher Associate 

Applicants for these programs will be asked 
to read and sign a form acknowledging they 
understand the requirements of these career 
fields. Applicants for the Early Childhood 
program and the Early Childhood/Teacher 
Associate program must complete physical exam- 
inations and must submit a required medical 
form to enroll in practical training courses. 

Associate Degree Nursing, Clinical Trials 
Research Associate, Early Childhood/Teacher 
Associate, Occupational Therapy Assistant, 
Pharmacy Technology, Phlebotomy, Practical 
Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and Surgical 



Applicants for these programs are required to 
submit a criminal records check form before par- 
ticipating in clinical or practical training courses. 
The clinical affiliates for these programs reserve 
the right to deny access to their facilities based 
upon the results of these criminal records checks. 



Acceptance 

Applicants are notified in writing of their 
acceptance into a program of study This accept- 
ance is valid for one academic year which begins 
with the fall semester and ends with the summer 
semester If accepted students do not enroll for the 
semester in which they are accepted or if they do 
not enroll for three consecutive semesters, they 
must reapply for admission. Readmission may 
also be required if the student discontinues 
enrollment in the sequential courses of allied 
health programs. In this case, the student must 
consult the program director to prepare a plan for 
re-entering the course sequence. 

Transfer Credit 

Transfer students applying for admission to 
Durham Technical Community College must 
meet all admissions requirements for their cho- 
sen program. However, some programs may waive 
placement testing if the applicant has previously 
completed college-level math or English courses. 
Students should consult an admissions counselor 
about transfer admission and transfer credit 
before taking placement tests or enrolling in 
courses. 

For accepted students, Durham Tech evalu- 
ates transfer credit for equivalent courses with the 
grade of C or better from member institutions of 
the North Carolina Community College System 
and other postsecondary institutions accredited by 
a regional accrediting association. Transfer credit 
may also be granted for certain general education 
courses not offered by Durham Tech. 

Applicants who have been enrolled in any 
postsecondary institution are required to submit 
official transcripts of previous academic work to 
Durham Tech's Admissions office if they desire an 
evaluation of transfer credit. When transfer credit 
is in question, the student may be asked for sup- 
porting documentation such as a course descrip- 
tion or course syllabus. 

To be eligible for graduation, a student 
transferring from another institution must com- 
plete at least one-fourth of the total credit hours 
required and at least 9 of the last 18 hours com- 
pleted while enrolled at Durham Technical 
Community College. Credit transferred from 
another institution is not used in calculating the 
student's grade point average for academic 
progress and graduation. 



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When a student changes from one program 
of study to another within Durham Tech, all aca- 
demic requirements, including the grading poli- 
cies of the new program, must be met for gradua- 
tion. Upon acceptance into the new program, all 
courses which are commonly required by more 
than one program may be transferred with the 
same grade the student originally received. 
Students admitted to a new program of study may 
choose to transfer or repeat these courses. 

Professional or Occupational 
Certification 

In certain cases, Durham Tech will award 
credit to students enrolled in curriculum programs 
who have demonstrated competencies in appro- 
priate areas through the completion of military 
training programs or professional or occupation- 
al certification programs. The amount of credit 
awarded in such cases is established by the facul- 
ty in the subject area in which the credit will be 
awarded. Such credit is awarded only in areas 
which coincide with the college's regular curricu- 
lum offerings and are appropriate to the student's 
educational goals. 

The decision concerning whether credit will 
be awarded is based on documentation which 
demonstrates academic comparability to credit 
earned by traditional means. The Admissions office 
maintains a listing of professional certification 
activities which have been approved for credit, the 
courses for which credit may be awarded, and the 
amount of credit to be awarded. The college uses 
publications from the American Council on 
Education as guides for evaluating military credit. 

To receive credit for certification of profes- 
sional, occupational, or military training pro- 
grams, the student must submit documentation 
showing completion of such programs to the 
Admissions office. The maximum credit awarded 
must not exceed 25 percent of the total amount 
of credit required for graduation from the pro- 
gram in which the student is enrolled. Such 
credit may not be transferable to another pro- 
gram within the college or transferable from 
Durham Tech to other colleges or universities. 

Changing Curriculum Programs 

Students who want to change their program 
of study must apply to the Admissions office and 
meet all admission requirements of the new pro- 
gram. Students should discuss program changes 



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with the career counseling staff to make sure 
their program choice will meet their needs. 

Readmission 

Acceptance into a Durham Tech curriculum 
program is valid for one academic year which 
begins with the fall semester and ends with the 
summer semester Students who had been admit- 
ted to Durham Tech but did not enroll for the 
accepted semester, or who withdraw for one or 
more semesters, should always consult the 
Admissions office before reenrolling to find out if 
official readmission is necessary. 

Eligibility for readmission depends on indi- 
vidual circumstances and the requirements of 
the specific curriculum program. In general, a 
student is eligible to return when an appropriate 
course schedule can be arranged. Readmission in 
limited-enrollment programs is offered on a 
space-available basis. Certain programs may also 
require students to complete individual readmis- 
sion plans. Readmitted students must complete 
the admission requirements and the program's 
graduation requirements in effect at the time of 
readmission. 

Special Students 

In certain programs, a student interested in 
taking only a limited number of courses may 
enroll as a special student. During registration, 
advisors help special students complete paper- 
work for registration. 

Special students are not eligible for course 
substitution, credit by examination, financial aid, 
or veterans benefits; and they do not qualffy for 
academic recognition (President's List or Dean's 
List). Documentation of prior course work or 
testing is required to enroll in courses with 
prerequisites. 

Special students who intend to complete a 
program of study at Durham Tech should apply 
for admission as early as possible. Special stu- 
dents applying for admission must meet current 
admission requirements and are accepted under 
the plan of study in effect for the program at the 
time of acceptance. 



Visiting Students 

Students currently enrolled in another col- 
lege may take university transferable courses at 
Durham Tech to transfer to their home college. 
They may do so by providing specific written 
permission from the academic dean of their 
home college and the appropriate academic dean 
or program director at Durham Tech. Visiting 
students who take courses at Durham Tech are 
otherwise treated as special students (see previous 
section). 

Enrollment for Students Still in 
High School 

Durham Tech is suppori:ive of concurrent 
enrollment for high school students. The college 
encourages interested high school students who 
have progressed beyond the nomial high school 
curriculum to take college-level credit courses at 
Durham Tech. Tliition costs may be waived. 

Qualified high school students at least l6 
years of age may enroll in classes ff an official 
written permission form is obtained from their 
local educational authority. The principal must 
certify that the student is taking at least three 
high school courses (or participating in at least 
1/2 day in schools with block scheduling) and is 
making appropriate progress toward graduation. 
In the case of courses being taken during the 
summer term, the principal must certify that the 
student met the above requirements during the 
preceding school year High school students grad- 
uating in May or June are not considered dual 
enrolled students for the summer they graduate. 

Durham Tech also seeks to respond to 
community needs through other cooperative 
agreements with high schools. Course work 
offered at high school locations and course work 
offered at Durham Tech locations are examples 
of such cooperative efforts. 

Students may be required to take the ASSET 
or COMPASS placement test ff course prerequisites 
exist. Developmental Studies courses are not 
available to high school students. 

Academic Advising 
and Registration 

Advising 

Academic advising is an interactive process 
which connects students with a knowledgeable 
individual who can help them make wise educa- 
tional decisions. Students who have received 



effective academic advising will be prepared to 
register for courses appropriate to their skill levels 
and educational goals. All students are required 
to meet with an advisor prior to registration or 
during the registration period. Special students 
are advised by appointment during early 
registration in the Advising Center. 

Academic advising is coordinated through 
the college's Advising Center Durham Tech has 
approximately 150 academic advisors. All faculty, 
program directors, and deans advise students, as 
do many professional staff members. 

All formally accepted curriculum students 
enrolled in degree, diploma, or certificate pro- 
grams are assigned to academic advisors. 
Students remain with the same advisor until 
graduation. 

The advisor's responsibilities include the 
following: 

• Serving as the student's primary contact at 
the college; 

• Assisting the student in developing an 
academic plan for needed courses; 

• Approving the student's registration form 
each semester; and 

• Referring the student to other campus 
resources, as needed. 

The student's responsibilities include the 
following: 

• Contacting the advisor to schedule an 
advising appointment each semester; 

• Preparing for and keeping advising 
appointments; 

• Taking responsibility for educational 
decisions; and 

• Keeping an orderly file of all academic 
records and bringing that file to advising. 
Non-degree (special) students are not 

assigned to academic advisors. Special students 
are advised by appointment during early registra- 
tion in the Advising Center 

Registration 

Semester class schedules are available in the 
Registration office, on the college's web site, and 
in the Advising Center Each semester, returning 
students admitted to a program may register eariy 
using telephone registration. To register for 
courses, all students must receive approval from 
an academic advisor, have their course selections 
recorded by the Registration office or use tele- 
phone registration, and pay their tuition and fees 



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to the Business office. Formally accepted program 
students may also ask their advisor for a Personal 
Identification Number (PIN) to use in telephone 
registration. Special students may also receive a 
Personal Identification Number by q)pointment 
from an advisor in the Advising Center to register 
by telephone. Students receiving veterans educa- 
tional benefits must also receive q)proval from 
the Veterans Affairs office before they pay tuition 
and fees. 

Changes of Schedule 

To change their class schedules, students 
may obtain drop/add forms from the Registration 
office. Advising Center, or their advisor Students 
may not add classes to their class schedules or 
change sections after the last day of drop/add. All 
class schedule changes must be approved by an 



The college reserves the right to reassign 
students to different sections or classes if it deter- 
mines that such reassignments are in the best 
interests of the student and/or of the teaching 
and leaming process. 

Grade Reports and Reporting 

Grade reports are mailed at the end of each 
semester The report includes the semester hour 
credits eamed and the grade point average for the 



Students who do not want their social 
security number used as a student identification 
number in the posting of grades should contact 
the associate dean of Admissions, Registration, 
and Financial Aid upon enrolling or registering 
to request an assigned number 

Each semester, Durham Technical 
Community College establishes a date on which 
final course grades are due. Instructors will not 
generate a final grade for a student prior to that 
date. To ensure that all students are treated in a 
fair and equitable manner, faculty in the Arts, 
Sciences, and University Transfer Department will 
not generate a final grade for any student prior to 
the final grade due date. Furthermore, instructors 
will not arrange early exams for any student in 

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order for the student to meet deadlines at another 
institution. Students who find that this policy 
conflicts with grade reporting deadlines at their 
home institution must work to resolve the matter 
at that college or university rather than at 
Durham Technical Community College. 

Requirements for Graduation 

To be eligible for graduation, students must 
complete all courses and credit hours required in 
the plan of study under which they were admitted 
with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C). 
In addition, specified programs may require a 
grade of no less than C in some courses as desig- 
nated in the appropriate program handbook. 

Every academic year, each curriculum 
program produces a plan of study for students 
admitted in that specific year A student who 
applies for readmission is accepted under the 
plan of study in effect at the time of readmission, 
not under the plan of study in effect at the time of 
the original admission. Students who change 
their curriculum program are also admitted to 
the new program under the current year's plan of 
study 

Students should apply for their degree, 
diploma, or certificate one semester before their 
anticipated date of graduation. For example, 
students should apply for graduation when they 
register for fall semester if they plan to graduate 
at the end of spring semester Students must apply 
for graduation in order to have completion infor- 
mation recorded on their transcripts. 

Candidates applying for graduation current- 
ly pay a graduation fee to cover the cost of the 
diploma and coven No refunds are possible after 
the diplomas have been ordered. Students who 
wish to participate in the annual commencement 
exercises may purchase caps and gowns through 
the Counseling and Student Development office. 
See the college's web site for current graduation 
fees and for cap and gown fees. 

Transcripts 

The Student Records office issues Durham 
Tech transcripts. Students may come to the office 
and complete a transcript release form; or they 
may write a letter or send a fax of their request to 
Student Records at 919-686-3768 stating the 
name or names under which they attended the , . 
college, their social security number, the years 
they attended, and where the transcript should be 
sent. Telephone requests are not accepted. , ^ 



Students must pay a fee for each official 
transcript. Adult High School graduates may 
request official transcripts. All students must 
provide a picture identification to pick up a 
transcript. See the college's web site for current 
transcript charges. 

Transcripts from other schools and other 
documents or fomis that Durham Tech has on 
file are not released, copied, or returned to the 
student. 

Students are not eligible to receive a tran- 
script if they have any outstanding debts to the 
college or if they have failed to make any 
required payment. 

Student Records 

The college follows the guidelines for reten- 
tion and disposal of records as published by the 
North Carolina Community College System. 
Back-up copies of the permanent records are 
stored on computer tape, and other student 
records (high school and college transcripts, 
acceptance, and graduation infomiation) are 
microfilmed. These records are available in the 
Student Records office to requesters with appro- 
priate identification. 

The permanent record includes all informa- 
tion on the student's transcript: name, address, 
social security number, sex, date of birth, major, 
dates enrolled, grades, credit hours earned, grade 
point average, and graduation information. 

Student Withdrawals, Faculty Drops, 
and Class Absences 

Students withdrawing from the college must 
officially withdraw through the Admissions and 
Registration office. Students may officially with- 
draw from one or all courses during the designat- 
ed withdrawal days of each semester without the 
enrollment being shown on the transcript. After 
the close of the drop/add period and prior to the 
60 percent date in the semester, students may 
officially withdraw from one or all courses with a 
grade of W. Students may receive a grade of F2 
due to lack of attendance. Failure on the part of 
the student to withdraw officially from a course 
could result in a grade of F2. Therefore, all 
students should refer to the instructor's atten- 
dance policy included on the course syllabus, 
and students with questions or concems should 
consult with their instructor. 

To initiate an official withdrawal, a student 
should obtain a drop form from the Registration 



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office and return it completed to the Registration 
office. Students making registration changes may 
be eligible for a refund and must complete the 
necessary refund request process. The college 
refund policy and process is described in this 
publication (see Index for page number). 

For an official withdrawal after the 60 per- 
cent day, a grade of W may be assigned only if the 
student presents documentation of extenuating 
circumstances to the instructor. If the student is 
unable to appear in person to withdraw, a written 
notice that includes the reason for a drop along 
with the documentation must be sent to the stu- 
dent's instructor. 

The last date for students to withdraw with a 
refund and the last date to initiate a withdrawal 
with a grade of W is published in the class sched- 
ule. During the traditional 1 6-week fall and 
spring semesters, the 60 percent date is ordinarily 
near the end of the tenth week of class; for a 
10-week semester, near the end of the sixth week; 
and for an 8-week term, near the end of the fifth 
week. For irregular length courses, the last day 
students may withdraw with a grade of W is 
publicized by the instmctor. 

Absences are calculated from the first class 
meeting with no excused absences. When a 
student's class absences total 15 percent of the 
instructional hours of the course (or 10 percent 
for Developmental Studies courses), a student 
may receive the F2 grade. 



In certain Health Technologies programs, if 
the student exceeds the 15 percent absence limit 
after the 60 percent date, penalty points may be 
imposed when the student is required to fulfill 
licensure certification or program accreditation 
requirements. 

Absences are calculated from the first class 
meeting, not from the student's first attendance 
date. Hence, students registering late may have 
already accumulated part of the absence limit 
which varies according to the contact hours of 
class. 

A student who has withdrawn from a class 
may request reinstatement subject to the approval 
of and conditions set by the instructor. To be 
reinstated, the student must have been in good 
academic standing and must provide the instruc- 
tor with evidence that the extenuating circum- 
stances which necessitated the withdrawal will no 
longer be a problem. 

Registration Changes (Drop/Add) 

Any changes in registration must be 
approved by an academic advisor. Course changes 
approved by an advisor must be shown on a 
Registration Change Notice form vrith the advisor's 
signature. Students may obtain this form from 
the Registration office or from their advisor. 

Students may drop, add, or change courses 
during the designated drop/add days of each 
semester For students dropping courses during 
the drop/add days of each semester, enrollment in 
the courses is not shown on the transcript. 

Students making registration changes may 
be eligible for a refijnd. Durham Tech's refijnd 
policy is described in this publication (see Index 
for page number). 




The college reserves the right to reassign 
students to different sections or classes if it deter- 
mines that such reassignments are in the best 
interests of the student and/or of the teaching 
and learning process. 

Family Educational Rights and 
Privacy Act 

In compliance with the Family Educational 
Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) as 
Amended, Durham Technical Community College 
may release "directory infomiation" from student 
educational records without the student's written 
consent. Directory information at Durham Tech 
includes the student's name; program of study; 
dates of enrollment; credit hours earned; degrees, 
diplomas, or certificates awarded; release of aca- 
demic recognition to newspapers; and participa- 
tion in officially recognized activities. Generally, 
students' addresses, phone numbers, and class 
schedules are not released to non-college offi- 
cials. An exception to this practice is the release of 
students' addresses and phone numbers when 
requested by recmiters for the military services as 
required by Title IV of the Higher Education Act. 

Directory infomiation may be published or 
made available without the student's consent. 
However, any student who prefers that such infor- 
mation not be released may request this by writ- 
ing to the associate dean of Admissions, Registra- 
tion, and Financial Aid. This written request must 
be made during the first two weeks of the stu- 
dent's initial enrollment and is valid for one year 

Durham Technical Community College 
complies with the directives of the USA PATRIOT 
Act of 2001 as an amendment to FERPA when 
appropriate identification and documentation are 
presented to the associate dean for Admissions, 
Registration, and Financial Aid. 

Students may ask to see their education 
records in accordance vrith the Family 
Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Students 
may challenge the contents of the records by 
making a written request to the associate dean of 
Admissions, Registration, and Financial Aid. 

Consumer Information on Graduation 
Rates and Crime Statistics 

Consumer infomiation about graduation 
rates and on-campus crime statistics is available 
in the Admissions office, the library, and the 
Security office. 



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Tuition, Fees, and 
Paricing Requirements 

Tuition and Fees 

for Curriculum Students 

All tuition and fees are due and payable at 
the Business office on the official days of registra- 
tion. If registering by telephone, students may pay 
by credit card during the telephone registration 
call. Other students will be billed by the Business 
office. Students may pay by cash, check, money 
order, or credit card (VISA or MasterCard). Partial 
payments or credits are not accepted. 

No portion of a check made payable to 
Durham Tech will be given to a student except at 
the written request of the person making the 
remittance, and the written request must be 
mailed directly to the college's business manager. 



Tuition for Two Colleges 

If a student desires to enroll at Durham Tech 
and another college in the North Carolina 
Community College System for the same semes- 
ter, the total amount of tuition and fees may be 
paid to the student's home college. Home college 
is defined as the college at which the student ini- 
tially registers for classes. The home college 
assumes responsibility for arranging with the 
other college for enrolling the student in appro- 
priate courses without further charge. This 
arrangement shall be made by an exchange of 
letters between the colleges involved. 



Tuition Fee Basis 

North Carolina law (General Statute 115D) 
establishes the Community College System's 
tuition and fees. Tliition charges are for credit 
hours enrolled. Credit hours are calculated as fol- 
lows: one lecture hour, two or three laboratory 
hours, three clinical hours, or ten co-op work 
experience hours equal one credit hour The 
tuition rate per credit hour applies to all regularly 
enrolled students. 

Tliition is charged students based on the 
number of credit hours taken or a designated 
maximum amount for students enrolled for l6 or 
more semester credit hours. Students who are 
legal residents of North Carolina and students 
whose legal residence is outside North Carolina 
are charged rates per semester credit hour or a 
maximum amount for students enrolled for l6 or 
more semester credit hours. Because resident and 
nonresident tuition rates are subject to change by 
the N.C. General Assembly please refer to the col- 
lege's web site at www.durhamtech.edu for cur- 
rent tuition rates. 

North Carolina Residency Status 

North Carolina law (General Statute 116- 
143.1) requires that to qualify for in-state tuition, 
a legal resident must have maintained his/her 
domicile in North Carolina for at least the 12 
months immediately before this classification as 
a resident for tuition purposes. The following def- 
inition shall be controlled with the interpretation 
and application of General Statute 116-143.1 as 
it pertains to the term domicile. Domicile is one's 
permanent dwelling place of indefinite duration, 
as distinguished from a temporary place of 
abode; it is synonymous with legal residence. 

1. Domicile may be established as follows: 

a. By birth until there is a legally effective 
change in that domicile; 

b. By operation of law, as in the case of a 
minor whose domicile, in most cases, is 
presumed conclusively to be that of his 
or her parents; or 

c. By choice (after legal age is attained), a 
person may establish his or her domicile 
in a jurisdiction of his or her choice. 

2. One always has a domicile. :; 

3. One retains a given domicile until it is ■'> 
abandoned and another is established. ■;; 

4. One never has more than one domicile at av 
given time. 



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5. Establishing a domicile by choice requires 
the overt act of establishing physical 
residential presence in North Carolina while 
concurrently maintaining the intent to make 
it one's permanent home of indefinite 
duration. 

6. The requisite domiciliary intent is tested by 
evaluating relevant, objectively verifiable 
conduct which is held to constitute a mani- 
festation of the state of mind of the actor. 

7. Any international student (nonimmigrant or 
with permanent resident status) must submit 
immigration documents for review by 

the international student advisor. There are 
several visa categories which do not qualify a 
student for legal residenq. 

8. Questions about North Carolina residency 
should be addressed to the Admissions office. 

Tuition for Senior Citizens 

North Carolina residents 65 and older are 
exempted from paying tuition, except for courses 
that are conducted on a self-supporting basis. 
However, senior citizens are responsible for pay- 
ing any additional fees and expenses. 

Student Fees 

Ail curriculum students are charged a student 
administrative fee for each fall and spring semes- 
ter and a reduced student administrative fee for 
the summer semester. These funds support student 
clubs and social activities, maintenance of the 
parking lots, accident insurance for students 
participating in college functions, senior college 
days, job fairs, and other activities. A supply fee is 
charged for some credit courses due to students' 
use of a higher than average number of supplies. 
A telecourse fee is charged for all telecourses 
offered at the college. Adult education students 
also pay an activity fee each semester. See the 
college's web site at www.durhamtech.edu for 
current fee charges. 

Graduation Fee 

A graduation fee is payable at the time a 
student ^plies for graduation. The fee covers the 
cost of the award (degree, diploma, or certificate) 
and the award cover. This fee is subject to change. 
Graduating students also pay a fee for their caps, 
tassels, and gowns. See the college's web site at 
www.durhamtech.edu for current fee charges. 



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Transcript Fee 

A fee is charged for each official copy of a 
student's transcript. There is no charge for an 
"issued to student" copy See the college's web site 
at www.durhamtech.edu for current fee charges. 

Refund Policy and Process 

Tljition refunds for curriculum classes are 
subject to the following requirements: 

1. A 100 percent refund is issued when a 
student officially withdraws from the college 
prior to the first day of classes of the 
academic semester noted in the academic 
calendar. If a course is cancelled by Durham 
Tech, that portion of tuition paid for the 
cancelled course is refunded in full. 

2. A 75 percent refund is issued when the 
student officially withdraws from the 
class(es) prior to or on the official 10 
percent point of the semester. Requests for 
refunds are not considered after the 10 
percent point of the semester, 

3. Student fees, including administrative, 
laboratory, malpractice insurance if required 
for a program of study, and graduation fees, 
cannot be refunded except in the case of 
classes cancelled by the college. 

To begin the refund process, a student must 
complete a drop form, which is available in the 
Admissions and Registration office. Refund 
checks are automatically generated when a 



student completes the necessary drop form to 
drop a class or classes within the designated 
refund period. The tuition refund check is mailed 
to the student's address on record at the college. 
Contact the Business Office at 919-686-3615 for 
any questions or concems about tuition refunds. 

The refund policy is subject to change by 
legislative action of the North Carolina General 
Assembly 

Bool(s and Supplies 

Students may purchase most textbooks, 
supplies, instruments, and materials from the 
bookstore on campus. The cost of books and 
supplies varies with each program. However, 
most full-time students should anticipate spend- 
ing approximately $350 each semester. Students 
should attend each class at least once before 
purchasing texts and materials. 

Accident Insurance 

Students may purchase insurance covering 
expenses incurred as a result of accidents that 
occur while they are participating in college 
activities. This group coverage begins in 
September and ends in August each year. This 
insurance is optional. It may be purchased 
during registration in any semester, but coverage 
ends in August of each year no matter when pur- 
chased. The insurance charge is not refundable. 
Students interested in this coverage should 
contact the Durham Tech Business office. 

Students are encouraged to take advantage 
of this coverage, especially if they are enrolled in 
programs such as Automotive Systems 
Technology, Carpentry, Dental Laboratory 
Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, 




Electrical/Electronics Technology, Respiratory 
Therapy, or Surgical Technology. Students in 
chemistry and physics laboratory classes, those 
working in the Machining Technology shop, and 
those participating in intramural sports or in the 
federal work-study program are also encouraged 
to obtain this coverage. 

Neither the college nor the state of North 
Carolina carries insurance coverage for students' 
accidents and other needs. 

Malpractice and Health Insurance 

Students enrolling in nursing and other 
health programs that require clinical or patient 
care instruction must provide their own malprac- 
tice and health insurance. For more information, 
contact the Durham Tech Business office or the 
appropriate program director. 

Additional Expenses 

Students in certain programs have addition- 
al expenses. Although the following list is not 
intended to be exhaustive, examples of such addi- 
tional expenses include instructional kits and 
gold in Dental Laboratory Technology, tools in 
Automotive Systems Technology and Electrical/ 
Electronics Technology, drafting kits in 
Architectural Technology, instructional kits in 
Opticianry, scrub suits in Surgical Technology, 
and uniforms and stethoscopes in Respiratory 
Therapy and Nursing programs. Some programs 
also require lab coats and other miscellaneous 
supplies. Certain health programs require profes- 
sional liability insurance. Contact the Admissions 
office for more infomiation about additional 
expenses. 

Parking 

Every vehicle parked on campus must 
display a valid parking permit hanging from the 
rearview mirror Parking permits are available as 
follows; curriculum students taking credit courses 
go to the Security office, located at the back of the 
White Building; noncredit continuing education 
students go to Corporate Education; adult high 
school and basic skills students go to the Basic 
Skills Center; and English as a second language 
students go to the White Building, room 49. 
Vehicles parked on campus without a current 
permit will be ticketed and may be towed. 
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from the Receptionist/Switchboard office located 
in the White Building, room 31.) 

Students should address questions about 
parking tickets to the Security office (919-686- 
3382) and pay parking fines in the Business 
office located in the White Building, room 1 
(919-686-3570). 

Students may have difficulty finding parking 
spaces at peak class times (between 9 a.m. and 1 
p.m. and between 5:30 and 8 p.m.). Campus 
maps which indicate parking are available in the 
Admissions and Security offices as well as at the 
college web site. Maps are also included at the 
back of the printed Credit Schedules. 

Cars parked in the following locations may 
be ticketed or towed: 

• In the parking lots of nearby businesses; 

• Along the streets in front of the campus; 

• In spaces marked "handicapped parking" 
without a proper pennit; or 

• In spaces marked "loading zone" or in fire 
lanes. 

Financial Aid 

The Financial Aid office helps students with 
grant and scholarship applications. All students 
receiving financial aid must maintain satisfactory 
progress in their programs. Federal financial aid 
recipients (Pell, FSEOG, NCSIG) who withdraw or 
cease to attend classes before the 60 percent point 
of the term are required to pay back a portion of 
their award. Refer to the Academic Information 
section of this Catalog and Student Handbook for 
complete definitions (see Index for page number). 

Federal Pell Grant 

To be eligible for a grant, students must: 

1. Be enrolled in an eligible curriculum 
program; 

2. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen; 

3. Show financial need according to the 
Federal Pell Grant fonnula; and 

4. Not have a bachelor's degree. 

To apply students must complete a Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid. The applica- 
tion form is available in the Admissions and 




Financial Aid offices at Durham Tech and from 
high school guidance counselors. 

Grants currently range from $400 - $4,050 
per year Before receiving any Federal Pell Grant 
funds, selected students must give the Financial 
Aid office acceptable verification of all taxable 
and nontaxable income. Students who have all 
paperwork cleared by the beginning of general 
registration may be eligible to charge tuition 
and fees. 

Federal Supplemental Educational 
Opportunities Grant 

All students who apply for federal financial 
aid are automatically considered for an additional 
FSEOG grant. The number of students and 
amounts of the grants awarded are contingent 
upon Durham Tech's federal allocation of funds. 
Students are considered for this funding based on 
student applicants with the lowest Expected Family 
Contribution (EFC) who have the highest Grade 
Point Average (GPA) in Durham Tech's federal 
applicant pool. 

North Carolina Student Incentive Grant 

Grants are available to residents of North 
Carolina who have not received a bachelor's 
degree and who are enrolled full time in an eligi- 
ble program. Grants range from $200 - $1,500 
per year To apply students must complete and 
mail the Free Application for Federal Student Aid 
by March 15. 



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Single Parent/Displaced 
Homemaker Grant 

The Single Parent Program is a financial 
aid and support service for single parent students 
enrolled at Durham Tech. Students may apply for 
assistance on a semester basis for help with 
tuition, fees, books, and/or bus passes if they are 
not eligible for a federal Pell Grant. Students may 
also apply for day care assistance. Applicants are 
awarded funding based on need, academic stand- 
ing, and availability of funds. This program is 
supported by competitive government grant-based 
applications, the Durham Tech Foundation, and 
private contributions. Applications are usually 
available two to three weeks before early registra- 
tion in the Financial Aid Department and from 
the Single Parent Coordinator 

Nurse Education Scholarsliip Loan 
Program (NESLP) 

This program is funded by North Carolina as 
an initiative designed to reduce the shortage of 
practicing nurses in the state. NESLP awards 
range from $400 to $5,000. The awards are avail- 
able at the North Carolina postsecondary institu- 
tions that offer nurse education programs which 
prepare students for licensure as a practical nurse 
or registered nurse in North Carolina. Persons 
fulfilling employment contracts qualify for loan 
cancellation. Interested students should contact 
the Financial Aid office or the nursing program 
directors. Students who qualify based on need 
are automatically considered and offered the 
opportunity to accept an NESLP loan. 

Nurse Scholars Program 

This scholarship is based on academic per- 
formance. Each year a few outstanding nursing 
students are selected by the college's nursing fac- 
ulty to receive this award. Typically, one to three 
students receive the scholarship each year. 
Interested persons may contact the nursing pro- 
gram directors for more information. 

North Carolina Targeted Assistance 
Grant 

The North Carolina Targeted Assistance 
Program provides the college with a limited 
amount of funding to support students who are 
enrolled in high-demand/low-enrollment pro- 
grams at Durham Tech. Eligible programs are 
selected based on job market demands for certain 



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skills and under-enrolled programs that fill those 
particular needs of local employers. The program 
at Durham Tech is administered jointly by the 
Counseling and Student Development staff. 
Students may apply to become mentors to other 
students or mentors in the selected programs and 
receive a scholarship based on completing certain 
requirements. 

Federal Work-Study 

A limited number of work-study opportuni- 
ties are available for students with financial need 
who are enrolled at least part time. The program 
offers part-time employment on or off campus in 
offices, labs, the library, or community service 
agencies. To apply, students should complete a 
Free Application for Federal Student Aid and 
notify the Financial Aid office of their interest in 
a work-study position. 

Scholarships 

Students enrolled at least half time with a 
2.0 or higher grade point average are eligible for 
scholarships. Applications are available each 
semester in the Financial Aid office. 

The criteria for eligibility and the amount of 
the award are different for each scholarship. More 
complete inforaiation about scholarships and 
application procedures is available from the 
Financial Aid office. 

Satisfactory Progress for Financial Aid 

Students receiving financial aid must main- 
tain satisfactory academic progress as defined by 
the Department of Education in the Student 
Financial Aid Handbook. This handbook is avail- 
able from the Financial Aid office. 

Satisfactory progress is defined as: 

1. Maintaining a cumulative grade point 
average of 2.0 or higher; 

2. Maintaining a cumulative credit hour 
completion rate of 67 percent or higher; and 

3. Not attempting more than 150 percent of 
the course hours required for graduation. 



North Carolina Community College Grant 

This grant is available to North Carolina 
residents who meet need-based criteria and are 
registered for at least six credit hours. Students 
who complete the Free Application for Federal 
Student Aid application are automatically evalu- 
ated to determine eligibility for this grant which 
ranges from $100 - $1,900. The Financial Aid 
office certifies eligible students on a monthly 
basis depending on the completion of their 
financial aid file. In order to receive the grant, a 
student must have a complete financial aid folder 
and meet all general Pell requirements (satisfac- 
tory progress, accepted into a degree program, 
etc.). In addition, a student must be a North -i 
Carolina resident to receive these funds. 

North Carolina Community College 
Emergency Loan Program 

Students who have applied for federal finan- 
cial aid and have not received a response from 
their application at the time of general registra- 
tion may apply for a loan not to exceed the actu- 
al cost of tuition, fees, and books. This is consid- 
ered an "emergency loan" to students who do not 
have funds available to complete the registration 
process. Students may go to the White Building, 
room 83, or call 919-686-3475 to apply for this 
loan during general registration times. 

Veterans Information 

Veterans Educational Benefits 

The Veterans Affairs (VA) office assists 
students who are eligible for veterans educational 
benefits, including veterans, active-duty person- 
nel, and members of selected reserves and the 
National Guard. The VA office certifies enrollment 
for eligible students in programs that lead to a 
degree, diploma, or certificate and also for eligi- 
ble students in the Adult High School Diploma or 
High School Equivalency (GED) programs. 

To be eligible for educational benefits, stu- 
dents must be admitted to a curriculum program 
and have high school and all college transcripts 
on file at Durham Tech. 

Before paying tuition and fees each semester, 
students must first have their class schedules 
approved by their academic advisors and then by 
staff in the VA office. Students should request two 
copies of the registration form from the Business 
office and take a copy to the VA office for certffica- 
tion use. 



Students who are "visiting" from tiieir home 
college and who may be eligible for VA benefits 
must contact the Durham Tech Veterans Affairs 
office to provide appropriate documentation. 

The Veterans Handbook, available in the VA 
office, provides detailed information on college 
procedures and educational benefits. 

Veterans Affairs Work-Study 

Students using VA educational benefits and 
attending college at a 3/4-time rate or more may 
apply for part-time employment under VA Work- 
Study Work-Study pays minimum federal wage 
and is limited to positions available. Please con- 
tact the VA office about this benefit. 

Standards of Academic Progress, 
Attendance, and Conduct for Students 
Receiving Veterans Educational 
Benefits 

Public Law 95-908 (the G.I. Bill) requires 
that each educational institution approved for 
veterans to receive educational benefits must 
establish written policies that clearly state what is 
expected of a veteran in the areas of academic 
progress, class attendance, and conduct. 

Veterans whose benefits are terminated for 
unsatisfactory progress, lack of attendance, or 
misconduct must receive counseling before they 
can be recertified for educational benefits. The 
required counseling sessions may delay reinstate- 
ment of benefits from two to four months. 

Standards of Academic Progress 
for Veterans 

The following standards of academic 
progress are reviewed each semester for all stu- 
dents receiving veterans educational benefits: 

1. Warning/Unsatisfactory Progress - Received 
a grade point average of below 2.0 (C) for 
one semester. Students are referred to 
Counseling and Student Development for 
academic counseling. 

2. Probation/Unsatisfactory Progress - 
Received a grade point average of below 
2.0 (C) for two consecutive semesters. 
Students must report immediately to the 

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3. SuspensionAJnsatisfactory Progress - 
Received a grade point average of below 
2.0 (C) for three consecutive semesters. 
Veterans are not eligible for benefits for the 
next enrolled semester; however, they may 
continue in college at their own expense. 

4. Reinstatement - After not receiving veterans 
benefits for one semester, students may 
reenter on Step 2 at their own expense if the 
problem causing academic difficulty has 
been resolved. However, students must eam 
a C or better in one or more courses before 
being eligible to begin receiving veterans 
educational benefits. 



Attendance Requirements for Veterans 

All students are expected to pursue good 
faith attendance by limiting absences to 15 per- 
cent or less of the total contact hours required in 
the class for the semester If a student receiving 
veterans educational benefits must drop a class, 
the student must notify Durham Tech's Veterans 
Affairs office immediately. College officials 
are required to report the student's last day of 
attendance; this information is forwarded to the 
regional Veterans Administration office. Certifica- 
tion ceases to be in effect as of the last day of 
attendance for dropped courses. 

Procedures for Determining Conduct 
for Veterans 

Conduct requirements are the same for vet- 
eran and non-veteran students (see Index for 
page number). 

Course Substitutions for Veterans 

Students receiving veterans educational 
benefits are ordinarily limited to two course sub- 
stitutions in their program of study, not including 
substitutions resulting from changes in course 
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Academic Information 

The focus of the Instructional Services 
Division is effective student learning for career 
and personal growth. To this end, the faculty and 
staff are available to work closely with students 
from the point of application for admission 
through the progression of courses to completion 
of studies at Durham Tech. This section covers 
academic policies in effect at the time of this 
Catalog's publication. These policies apply to all 
students enrolled at the institution and supersede 
all previously published academic documents 
issued by the college. Under special conditions, 
these policies may be modified according to 
procedures approved by the chief instructional 
officer 

The policies do not attempt to cover standards 
or requirements prescribed by the Veterans 
Administration or other institutions, groups, or 
agencies providing financial aid to Durham Tech 
students. 

Enroliment Limitations 

A student may not enroll in the same course 
more than three times without departmental 
approval. Some Health Technologies programs 
have a limit of two enrollments. 

Nursing students have special academic poli- 
cies designed to meet standards and requirements 
defined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. 
Nursing students should refer to the nursing 
handbooks for specific policies affecting their 
enrollment at Durham Tech. 

Classification of Programs of Study 

The college is authorized by the State Board 
of Community Colleges to award the Associate in 
Arts degree. Associate in Science degree, Associate 
in ^plied Science degree, and Associate in 
General Education degree as well as diplomas 
and certificates. Requirements for these awards 
follow: 

Associate in Arts (A A) - Completion of 
all requirements for the Associate in Arts degree 
totaling 64 semester hour credits. 

Associate in Science (A.S.) - Completion 
of all requirements for the Associate in Science 
degree totaling 64 semester hour credits. 

Associate in Applied Science (A AS.) - 
Completion of all required courses as listed on 
the specific program's plan of study totaling no 
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Associate in General Education (AG.E.) 

- Completion of all requirements for the 
Associate in General Education degree totaling 64 
semester hour credits. 

Diploma - Completion of all required cours- 
es identified on the program's plan of study total- 
ing no fewer than 36 semester hour credits. 

Certificate - Completion of all required 
courses identified on the program's plan of study 
totaling 18 semester hour credits. 

Most programs of study require total credit 
hours in excess of the minimum credit hour 
requirements indicated here. 

Classification of Students 

Persons attending the college are classified as 
either curriculum or special students and as full- 
time or part-time students according to the fol- 
lowing definitions: 

Curriculum Students - Persons who have 
been fully admitted to a program of study leading 
to an associate's degree, diploma, or certificate. 
Curriculum students are served by academic advi- 
sors in their programs of study. They are also eli- 
gible to be considered for course substitutions or 
credit by examination and qualify for academic 
recognition. They may also benefit from other 
academic options offered by the college, unless 
restricted from doing so by the program in which 
they are enrolled. 

Special Students - Persons who have not 
been admitted to a program of study offered by 
the college and, therefore, are not officially pur- 
suing a degree, diploma, or certificate. As non- 
degree students, they are not assigned to academ- 
ic advisors. Special students are advised on 
advertised general advising dates each semester 
They are not eligible to be considered for course 
substitutions or credit by examination and do not 
qualify for academic recognition. 

It is strongly recommended that 
special students intending to complete a 
program of study at Durham Tech not 
proceed beyond one semester of full- 
time study, or 12 credits, as special 



students before applying for admission. 
Delay in applying for admission may 
result in loss of credits and other 
penalties or disadvantages. 

PuU-Time Students - Persons who have 
registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours for 
the semester 

Part-Time Students - Persons who have 
registered for fewer than 12 credit hours for the 
semester 

Plan of Study 

A student admitted to a degree, diploma, or 
certificate program must meet the requirements 
listed on the curriculum's plan of study for the 
academic year during which the student was 
accepted. 

The sequence of courses outlined in a pro- 
gram's plan of study (available in the Admissions 
office, from the program director, or from the 
student's advisor) is based on fall semester admit- 
tance unless otherwise indicated. Students 
enrolling in other semesters should work closely 
with their advisor to plan their course sequence. 
Students who receive registration approval from 
their academic advisor are responsible for regis- 
tering for courses as approved. Students who reg- 
ister for courses not approved by an advisor are in 
violation of the college's student code of conduct 
policy and will be subject to discipline in accor- 
dance with this policy. In general, the student's 
advisor will recommend that the student follow 
the sequence of courses listed on the plan of study 
to meet all course prerequisites and to complete 
the program in the allotted time frame. 
Otherwise, it may be necessary for the student to 
extend the period of enrollment to satisfy all 
requirements for graduation. In Fall 1997, the 
college converted all programs to semester-based 
plans. Graduation is based on the plan of study in 
effect on the date the student is admitted to the 
program. Students not enrolled for three consecu- 
tive semesters and who return in a new academic 
year must be readmitted to the program and 
must follow the plan of study in effect at the time 
of readmission. 

Course loads for full-time students are estab- 
lished by using the list of courses on the student's 
plan of study. 

Only courses listed on the student's plan of 
study and any officially approved substitute 
courses count toward graduation. 



A student must receive a passing grade in 
each course required for the plan of study. Courses 
not completed satisfactorily must be repeated for 
the student to be eligible for graduation. 

A student may not be admitted to and/or 
enrolled in more than one degree, diploma, or 
certificate program at a time without approval of 
the chief instructional officer. 

When changing from one curriculum to 
another, a student must apply for admission to 
the new program through the Admissions office. 

Course Prerequisites and Corequisites 

Some courses have prerequisites and corequi- 
sites which are listed in the course descriptions at 
the back of this Catalog. Before these courses may 
be taken, any prerequisite course must be com- 
pleted with a grade of C or better (completing 
with a grade of B or better is required in some 
Developmental Studies courses). Corequisites 
must have been taken during a previous semester 
or during the same semester. 

Advisors work with students to detemiine that 
prerequisites have been met. Students who have 
not met the prerequisites are referred to the pro- 
gram director or department head for determina- 
tion of course placement. 

Semester Length and Credit Hour Calculation 

Durham Technical Community College oper- 
ates on a three-semester academic calendar. The 
fall and spring semesters are each l6 weeks long; 
the summer term is 10 weeks long. In addition, 
the college offers some courses in 8-week mini- 
sessions and occasionally offers instruction in 
time frames of varying length to meet the train- 
ing demands or schedules of other agencies. 

A credit hour at Durham Tech, as required by 
the North Carolina Administrative Code, is calcu- 
lated according to the following formula as based 
on a 1 6-week semester: 1 hour of classroom 
instruction per week equals 1 credit hour; 2 hours 
of supervised laboratory instmction per week 
equal 1 credit hour; 3 hours of supervised manip- 
ulative laboratory, shop, or clinical practice per 
week equal 1 credit hour; and 10 hours of work 
experience, practicum, or internship per week 
equal 1 credit hour 

Course Substitutions 

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for substitution of a course listed on the plan of 
study However, the substituted course must 
academically parallel or enhance the program 
objectives; and the total credit hours in each 
category on the plan of study must be satisfied. 
The substitution will be made on an individual 
basis and may not apply to all students in a given 
program. Course substitution approval must be 
received before registration. 

Transfer Credit 

Transfer students applying for admission to 
Durham Technical Community College must 
meet all admission requirements for their chosen 
programs. However, some programs may waive 
placement testing if the applicant has previously 
completed college-level math or English courses. 
Students should consult an admissions counselor 
about transfer credit before taking placement tests 
or enrolling in courses. 

For accepted students, Durham Tech evalu- 
ates transfer credit for equivalent courses with a 
grade of C or better from member institutions of 
the North Carolina Community College System 
and other postsecondary institutions accredited by 
a regional accrediting association. Transfer credit 
may also be granted for certain general education 
courses not offered by Durham Tech. 

Applicants who have been enrolled in any 
postsecondary institution are required to submit 
official transcripts of previous academic work to 



Durham Tech's Admissions office if they desire an 
evaluation of transfer credit. When granting 
transfer credit is in question, the student may be 
asked for supporting documentation such as a 
course description or course syllabus. 

To be eligible for graduation, a student trans- 
ferring from another institution must complete at 
least one-fourth of the total credit hours required 
and at least 9 of the last 18 hours completed 
while enrolled at Durham Technical Community 
College. Credit transferred from another institu- 
tion is not used in calculating the student's grade 
point average for academic progress and gradua- 
tion. 

When a student changes from one program 
of study to another within Durham Tech, all aca- 
demic requirements, including the grading poli- 
cies of the new program, must be met for gradua- 
tion. Upon acceptance into the new program, all 
courses which are commonly required by more 
than one program may be transferred with the 
same grade the student originally received. 
Students admitted to a new program of study may 
choose to transfer or repeat these courses. 

After a student has been admitted to a pro- 
gram of study approved courses may be taken at 
another accredited institution for transfer to 
Durham Tech with prior pemiission from the 
department dean. Such courses will satisfy the 
appropriate course requirements in the student's 
program of study 

Grading System 

Durham Technical Community College 
employs a letter grading system to evaluate the 
student's performance in meeting the stated 
objectives of the classroom, laboratory, shop, 
clinical setting, or work experience. 




The following letter grades and grade points 
are used: 

Grade Points 
Grade Significance Per Semester Hour 

A Superior Work 4 

B Very Good Work 3 

C Average Work 2 

D Below Average Work 1 

F Unsatisfactory Work 

(Must Repeat Course) 
F2 Unsatisfactory Course 

Completion Due to Poor 

Attendance 
I Incomplete 

(Makeup Work Required) 
IP In Progress 

(Must Repeat 

Developmental Course) 
NS Student Never Attended 

Course 
W Withdrawal 

AU Audit 

CE Credit by Examination 



Explanation of Special Grades 

The following special grades are assigned at 
Durham Tech when a grade of A, B, C, D, or F is 
not achieved; 

F2: Unsatisfactory Course Completion Due 
to Poor Attendance 

A student who stops attending class and who 
does not officially withdraw from the course by 
the 60 percent point of the course will receive the 
grade earned for the course, including zeros for 
any work not completed, A student whose grade is 
failing and who has excessive absences receives 
the F2 grade. 

/; Incomplete - Makeup Work Required 

The special grade of I is assigned when the 
student has perfonned at a satisfactory level and 
has made significant progress toward the comple- 
tion of course objectives but is unable to complete 
all prescribed work by the end of the semester due 
to extenuating circumstances such as accident, 
illness, or comparable unavoidable developments. 
Under normal circumstances, the grade of I is 
not assigned to a student who fails to appear for 
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To receive the grade of I, the student must 
confer with the instructor and request the I grade 
on or before the last class day of the semester The 
student must provide the instructor with docu- 
mentation of particular circumstances necessitat- 
ing the I grade. If such circumstances are 
considered legitimate, the instructor provides the 
student with written instructions specifying the 
work to be completed and the completion 
deadline. 

If the student completes the work according 
to the instmctor's requirements, a grade for that 
work is assigned and computed in the final 
course grade. If the course work is not completed 
during the subsequent semester, the I grade is 
changed to an F grade. 

In no case may the work be completed later 
than the conclusion of the following semester. If 
the incomplete course is an essential prerequisite 
for a subsequent course, the student may be 
required to remove the I grade within a signifi- 
cantly shorter period of time. Otherwise, the sub- 
sequent course must be dropped. 

An I grade received during the semester 
before the semester of graduation must be 
removed by the midterm of the semester in which 
the student intends to graduate. 



IP: In Progress - Must Repeat 
Developmental Course 

The special grade of IP is assigned only in 
some Developmental Studies courses (most 
courses with a number of 99 or lower) when the 
student has not mastered all course competen- 
cies. The student must re-register for the course 
before progressing to the next level of course 
work. 

NS: Student Never Attended Course 

A student who registers for a course but never 
attends the course before the 10 percent point in 
attendance is designated as a "no-show" (NS) in 
the course. A student who never attends a course 
receives the NS grade. 

W: Withdrawal from Course 

The special grade of W is assigned when a 
student officially withdraws or, in (special cir- 
cumstances only) is dropped from a course by 
the instructor during the first 60 percent of the 
class meeting hours. After the 60 percent date, a 
letter grade other than W is assigned for the 
course indicating the student's academic average 
which includes any missed assignments (see 
Index for more about withdrawals and 60 per- ■ 
cent dates). 

AU: Course Audit 

The special grade of AU is assigned when a 
student enrolls in and regularly attends a course 
on a noncredit basis. Enrollment is subject to 
space availability and the program director's 
prior approval. The audit student, like the credit 
student, is subject to Durham Tech's attendance 
policy The studejit may not change from credit- 
to-audit or audit-to-credit status after the first 10 
calendar days of the semester 

CE: Credit by Examination 

The special grade of CE is awarded when a 
student has applied for and successfully complet- 
ed the requirements for credit by examination. 
Qualified curriculum students with relevant 
prior training or experience may eam academic 
credit for certain courses by examination. A 
student interested in receiving such credit should 
contact the appropriate program director for 
information on the procedures for application. 
To receive credit by examination, the student 
must be enrolled in a curriculum program and 



be registered for the course for which application 
is made. The application must be approved with- 
in the first 7 calendar days of the semester, and 
the examination must be completed within the 
first 14 calendar days of the semester 

To receive credit by examination, the student 
must score at least 85 percent on the examination. 
In certain courses, the required passing score 
may be higher The examination may be taken 
only once, and a student failing the examination 
must complete the course for credit. No more 
than 10 percent of the total credit hours required 
by the student's plan of study may be earned by 
examination unless the chief instructional officer 
gives special approval to exceed this limit. 

Change of Grade 

All change of grade requests are to be submit- 
ted on change of grade forms for approval 
by the chief instructional officer All change of 
grade requests other than those converting an I 
grade to a letter grade require written explana- 
tions of the reasons for the changes and must be 
requested within one calendar year after the orig- 
inal grade was : 



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Grade Point Average 

Academic progress at Durham Technical 
Community College is based on a 4.0, or letter 
grade of A, cumulative grade point average system. 
A final grade point average of 2.0, or a C, is re- 
quired for graduation from all programs of study 

Grade points accumulated per semester are 
based on grades eamed. The grade point average 
is detennined by dividing grade points eamed in 
courses by the number of semester credit hours 
attempted. No grade points are eamed when a 
grade of I, IP, NS, W, AU, or CE is received or 
when grades are transferred to the college. 

Total 

BUS 110 C 3x2 =6 

FIP230 B 5x3 =15 

EHS211 A 5x4 =20 

ENGlll F 3x0 =0 



16 



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41 ^ 16 = 2.56 Grade Point Average 

Only those courses taken in residence and 
prescribed by the student's plan of study or offi- 
cially ^proved substitute courses are included in 
calculating the grade point average required for 
graduation. 




Course Repeat 

A student may not enroll in the same course 
more than three times without departmental 
approval. Some Health Technologies programs 
have a limit of two enrollments. 

A student who earns a grade of D or below on 
a required course may repeat the same course. In 
such an instance, only the higher grade will be 
used in calculating the grade point average for 
graduation. A student may take a different elec- 
tive course instead of repeating the elective course 
in which a grade of D or below was eamed; how- 
ever, the credit hours and grade points for both 
courses will be included in calculating the grade 
point average for graduation. 

No grade points are eamed when a special 
grade of F, F2, 1, IP, W, NS, AU, or CE is received 
or when credits are transferred to the college. 

All grades remain on the student's transcript. 

Standards of Progress 

Since a minimum grade point average of 
2.0 is required for graduation, students are urged 
to maintain at least 2.0 each semester Students 
with either a cumulative or semester grade point 
average of less than 2.0 are not considered to be 
making satisfactory progress. 



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Academic Appeals Procedure 

Academic grievances must be pursued under 
this Academic Appeals Procedure. Academic griev- 
ances include, but are not limited to, course 
grade issues and satisfactory completion of 
instructional program requirements. 

This academic appeals procedure shall not be 
used for sexual harassment claims. Sexual 
harassment grievances must be resolved using the 
Sexual Harassment Procedure (see Index for page 
number). Allegations involving student or 
employee conduct, including discrimination, 
must be resolved using the Student Grievance 
Procedure (see Index for page number). All other 
claims (e.g., claims conceming parking privi- 
leges, release of transcripts, registration, library 
borrowing privileges, student conduct, counseling 
services, admission issues, placement tests, trans- 
fer credit issues, student records, and ^propriate 
payment of tuition and fees, etc.) must be 
resolved using the Student Grievance Procedure. 

Procedure 

The student may elect to seek assistance from 
staff in Counseling and Student Development at 
the beginning or during any step in the grievance 
process. Counseling and Student Development 
staff serve as advocates for students by helping 
provide advice and counsel on the proper proce- 
dures in filing and resolving grievances; helping 
students identify specific issues involved in griev- 
ance complaints; and assisting in developing 
approaches, including written grievances, for stu- 
dents to pursue their grievances within the spirit 
and intent of the student grievance procedures. 

First Step 

The student must first attempt to resolve the 
matter informally by meeting with the person 
with whom the student has a grievance, namely 
the instmctor This meeting should be held as 
soon as possible after the occurrence of the 
alleged grievance. If the matter is not resolved at 
this level, the student must meet with the appro- 
priate program director and then, if necessary, the 
appropriate department head. If the matter is not 
resolved at this level, the student must meet with 
the executive dean. All meetings held in an effort 
to informally resolve the dispute should be con- 
cluded within 10 working days after the occur-. . 
rence of the alleged grievance. . , ; . 



Second step 

If the matter is not resolved informally, the 
student may initiate a formal grievance by com- 
pleting an Academic Grievance Form (available 
from the executive dean). The Academic 
Grievance Form must be signed by the student 
and filed with the executive dean within 28 days 
after the occurrence of the alleged grievance. The 
student must transmit copies to the instructor, 
program director, and department head. If it 
appears that this filing requirement has not been 
met, the executive dean may require appropriate 
evidence justifying the delay as a condition for 
continuing the grievance. The executive dean 
may extend the time for filing a grievance if the 
parties wish to attempt a resolution of the matter 
through other appropriate informal means (e.g., 
mediation). Upon receipt of a copy of the 
Academic Grievance Form, the instructor has 10 
working days to complete, sign, and deliver a 
Response Form (available from the executive 
dean) to the student and all other parties. 

Third Step 

Upon receipt of an Academic Grievance Form 
and Response Form, the executive dean shall 
review the alleged grievance in view of the col- 
lege's mission, goals, policies, rules, and proce- 
dures as stated in the college Catalog and Student 
Handbook and other institutional and program 
documents. If, in view of these provisions, the 
executive dean determines that the matter is not 
grievable, the executive dean shall provide the 
student and all other parties with a letter explain- 
ing this conclusion. The executive dean may per- 
mit the grievance to proceed to a hearing and 
defer a decision on this question until the close of 
the presentation and consideration of evidence by 
all parties. A decision by the executive dean con- 
cerning the grievability of a matter cannot be 
appealed. 

If the grievance proceeds to the hearing 
phase, the chief instructional officer shall jq)point 
an academic appeals committee of not more than 
nine persons and comprised of faculty, instruc- 
tional support staff, and at least one student. The 
committee shall hear the grievance and recom- 
mend an appropriate resolution. The chief 
instructional officer shall appoint a chair for the 
committee. Faculty and instructional support 
staff shall be selected from a pool of persons iden- 
tified for this purpose. The Student Senate shall 



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identify a list of three students available to sit on 
academic appeals committees. 

The executive dean shall coordinate the 
scheduling of the committee hearing, charge the 
committee, and remain present during the hear- 
ing to respond to inquiries conceming policy and 
procedure guidelines. Procedural guidelines for the 
hearing will be established by the executive dean 
and provided to all parties prior to the hearing. 

Fourth Step 

After the hearing, the committee shall retire 
to deliberate in executive session. The committee 
shall make a written recommendation to the 
chief instructional officer within seven calendar 
days after the conclusion of the hearing. The 
chief instoictional officer shall consider the com- 
mittee's recommendation and make a decision 
that is fair to all parties and consistent with the 
mission and relevant objectives of the college and 
its instructional programs. The chief instruction- 
al officer shall send a letter to all parties stating 
and explaining the decision. 

Exceptional Circumstances 

If the student or instructor believes that 
exceptional circumstances justify reconsideration 
of the decision the chief instructional officer 
makes, the student or instmctor may request that 
the president review the matter. The request for 
review must be presented in letter form to the 



president within seven calendar days after receipt 
of the chief instructional officer's decision. The 
letter to the president must explain the nature of 
the exceptional circumstances. If the president 
finds exceptional circumstances present, the pres- 
ident may review the decision of the chief instruc- 
tional officer. 

Academic Recognition 

Full-time curriculum students who earn a 
grade point average between 3.25 and 3.74 for the 
semester are named to the Dean's List for that 
semester. Full-time curriculum students with a 
grade point average of 3.75 or above are named 
to the President's List for the semester. 

Full-time or part-time students completing 
their plan of study with a grade point average 
between 3-25 and 374 are graduated with honors, 
while students maintaining a grade point average 
of 3.75 or above throughout their studies are 
graduated with high honors. Students who have 
earned a grade point average of 3.75 or above 
and who participate in commencement exercises 
are recognized individually at the ceremony 

In addition, academic achievement of students 
attending Durham Technical Community College 
is recognized through the Gamma Beta Phi 
Society, an honor and service organization for 
students in two-year and four-year colleges and 
universities in the United States. The Gamma 
Beta Phi Society was chartered at Durham Tech 
in 1990. Students nominated for membership 
must be enrolled full time or part time for at least 
12 credit hours toward a degree, certificate, or 
diploma and have a grade point average ranking 
within the top 20 percent of their class. 

Student-Faculty Responsibilities 

At Durham Technical Community College, 
the student and the faculty member are obliged 
to meet a number of reciprocal responsibilities 
within the student-teacher relationship. 

The student is responsible for arriving at all 
classes on time and preparing to participate in 
assigned work or activities; obtaining assign- 
ments from the faculty member before an 
absence whenever possible, so that work may be 
submitted upon returning; requesting to make up 
assignments missed due to legitimate absences 
(make-up assignments will follow procedures 
stipulated by the faculty member at the outset of 
the course); and seeking faculty assistance when 



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clarification or additional assistance is needed to 
complete an assignment. 

The college does not permit a student to 
attend class with a child or leave a child unat- 
tended on campus while attending class. The col- 
lege is not responsible for students' laptop com- 
puters, calculators, pda's, etc. if they are lost or 
stolen or if they are damaged due to electrical 
current variations while in use at the college. 

The faculty member is responsible for being 
prepared for each class, starting the class on time, 
and providing a full period of effective instruction 
throughout the semester; providing students viith 
complete information about the objectives and 
requirements of the course, including the 
resources available to students outside the class- 
room or laboratory; maintaining an accurate 
record of attendance for all students and consult- 
ing promptly with students on any attendance 
problems; and being available to students outside 
of class in the event additional assistance is need- 
ed in meeting course requirements. 

Attendance 

Regular attendance is required for the student 
to complete all course requirements and receive 
the optimum benefit of instruction. In the event 
of absence, it is the student's responsibility to 
make up all missed work in the most timely 
manner possible. Failure to make up missed work 
will adversely affect the student's course grade. 
For more information, refer to Student 
Withdrawals, Faculty Drops, and Absences in this 
publication (see Index for page numbers). 

Tardiness and Early Departure 

The student should be on time for each class 
session and should be prepared to remain for the 
full duration of the class. Tardiness or early 
departure from class that results in the student 
missing at least 20 percent of the instructional 
session may be considered an absence. Chronic 
tardiness and/or leaving class early may adversely 
affect the student's course grade and may cause 
the student to receive the F2 grade. 

Academic Honesty Policy 

Durham Technical Community College 
demands complete academic integrity from each 
student. Academic dishonesty is the participation 
or collaboration in specific prohibited forms of 
conduct. Participation or collaboration may be 



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active (such as submitting a term paper which 
includes plagiarized work) or passive (such as 
receiving a copy of a test before class). 

Academic dishonesty includes the following: 

1. Registering for a course not approved by 
a student advisor; 

2. Unauthorized copying, collaboration, or 
use of notes, books, or other materials on 
examinations or other academic exercises; 

3. Plagiarism, which is defined as the 
intentional representation of another 
person's work, words, thoughts, or ideas, 
including material from the internet, as 
one's own; 

4. Unauthorized possession of any academic 
material, such as tests, research papers, 
assignments, or similar materials; or 

5. Furnishing false information with the intent 
to deceive members of the college faculty or 
administration who are acting in the 
exercise of their official duties. 

Violation Procedure 

Any student who commits any of the acts 
described above as well as any other act which 
constitutes a clear offense against the academic 
integrity of the college shall be disciplined in the 
following manner: 
1. In the case of a first offense of academic 
dishonesty, a grade of zero shall be given 
on that particular academic exercise in 
which the act of dishonesty occurred. The 



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instructor must notify the student of the 
assigned grade of zero within seven working 
days. The instructor must also provide 
written notice of the violation to the chief 
instructional officer via the program 
director and department dean. The chief 
instructional officer will notify the 
instructor of any prior final findings of 
academic dishonesty against the student. If 
the offense is a second or third violation, the 
student will be assigned a grade of F for the 
course; and the paragraphs below will apply 

a. If the student wishes to ^peal the 
instructor's decision, he/she may 
appeal to the program director This 
appeal must be in writing and must be 
presented to the program director 
within seven working days of receiving 
the grade of zero. The appeal must 
clearly explain why the instructor's 
decision is incorrect or improper The 
instructor may respond to the student's 
appeal in writing. Any response must be 
promptly fumished to the student by 
the program director The program 
director will schedule a meeting with 
the student, investigate the appeal, and 
present the student with a written 
decision within seven working days of 
receiving the appeal or meeting with 
the student, whichever is later 

b. There is no right to appeal a first 
offense of academic dishonesty beyond 
the instructor's immediate supervisor. 
Upon a final finding that the student 
has violated this academic honesty 
policy, written notice, together with all 
supporting material evidence, shall be 
forwarded to the chief instmctional 
officer Written notice of such a final 
finding shall also be provided to the 
Counseling and Student Development 
office. Once a final finding of academic 
dishonesty has been made, the student 
may not return to class until he/she 
has contacted the Counseling and 
Student Development office. 

c. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the 
event that the instructor is the program 
director or department dean and the 
academic dishonesty occurs in a class 
under his/her jurisdiction, the appeal 



shall be to the instructor's immediate 
supervisor 
d. A determination of academic dishonesty 
will be deemed a "final finding" when 
the student fails to appeal an adverse 
decision in accordance with this policy 
or when the instructor's initial decision 
is sustained and cannot be further 
appealed. 
2. In the case of a second offense of academic 
dishonesty, the instructor shall expel the 
student from the class with a grade of F for 
the course. The instructor must notify the 
student of assignment of the F grade within 
seven working days. The instructor must 
also provide written notice of the violation 
to the chief instructional officer via the 
program director and department dean. 
If the student wishes to appeal, the 
procedures outlined here shall be followed. 

a. If the student is not satisfied with the 
program director's decision, he/she may 
appeal to the department dean. This 
appeal must be in writing and must be 
presented to the department dean 
within seven working days of receiving 
the program director's decision. The 
appeal must clearly explain why 
previous decisions are incorrect or 
improper The department dean will 
schedule a meeting with the student, 
investigate the matter, and present the 
student with a written decision within 
seven working days of receiving the 
^peal or meeting, whichever is later 

b. If the student is not satisfied with the 
department dean's decision, he/she 
may ^peal to the chief instructional 
officer The chief instructional officer 
may investigate the appeal by 
assigning the appeal to a committee 
or personally consulting with the 
parties. In either case, the student will 
be provided an opportunity to ^pear 
before the committee or chief 
instnictional officer and present 
relevant evidence as determined by 
the trier of fact. A recommendation 
by the committee shall be made to 
the chief instructional officer within 
seven days of the hearing. There is 
no right to appeal a second offense 



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of academic dishonesty beyond the 
chief instructional officer level, 
c. Rules of procedure for committee 
hearings convened in accordance with 
this policy shall be determined by the 
committee, approved by the chief 
instructional officer, and published and 
made available to the student prior to 
the hearing. 

3. In the case of a third offense of academic 
dishonesty, the instructor shall expel the 
student from the class and assign a grade 
of F for the course. The instructor must also 
provide written notice of the violation to the 
chief instructional officer via the program 
director and the department dean. If the 
student wishes to appeal, the applicable 
procedures outlined above shall be followed. 
Upon a final finding of a third offense of 
academic dishonesty and upon receiving a 
written recommendation by the chief 
instructional officer, the president of the 
college may suspend the student for a 
minimum of one year Suspension because 
of academic dishonesty will be recorded on 
the student's transcript. 

4. In addition to the procedures described 
above, any student in a clinical, practicum, 
or work placement setting (such as clinicals 
in the Health Technologies programs) who 
commits any serious error or offense or 



dishonesty which, in the opinion of the 
instructor, compromises the health, safety, 
or well-being of any child, patient, fellow 
student, or any other person may be 
immediately expelled from the class and 
removed from the premises by the instructor 
or by other appropriate personnel. The 
instmctor must promptly provide the student 
with written notice of the expulsion. Written 
notice of the expulsion, together with all 
supporting material evidence, shall be 
provided to the chief instructional officer 
within three working days of the imposition 
of the expulsion. This additional provision 
is imposed in recognition of the fact that in 
special settings, dishonesty and serious 
errors of judgment may have consequences 
that are far more significant and far- 
reaching than those occurring in the usual 
academic setting. The student may appeal 
an expulsion from a clinical, practicum, or 
work placement course in accordance with 
the provisions of this policy and any 
practicum, clinical, or work setting 
agreements, policies, or procedures that 
may apply 
5. The right to ^peal decisions concerning 
issues addressed by this policy is limited to 
the procedures outlined here. 

Transfer to Sen /or Colleges 
and Universities 

The following information concerning trans- 
fer credit to senior institutions is subject to 
change without notice. Transferring students 
should contact admissions offices at four-year 
institutions concerning admission requirements 
and transfer credits for specific programs of study 

Associate in Arts and Associate in 
Science 

Either the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree or 
the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree is awarded 
for the University Transfer program. Students who 
began their program Fall Semester 1997 or later 
and who complete the University Transfer pro- 
gram (for courses with a grade of C or above), 
after being accepted at a four-year university, 
will transfer as a junior to all University of North 
Carolina (UNC) System institutions. After being 
accepted at the four-year university, students who 



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complete the general education core (for courses 
with a grade of C or above) will meet general 
education requirements for all UNC System insti- 
tutions. University Transfer student advisors and 
faculty in the University Transfer Department can 
assist students with most basic transfer informa- 
tion for public and private institutions in North 
Carolina. 

Associate in Applied Science 

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) 
degree is awarded for two-year technical 
programs which focus on preparing the student 
for a profession. There are senior institutions 
which accept some of these degrees as the first 
two years of a four-year program. Other senior 
institutions evaluate the Associate in ^plied 
Science degree on a course-by-course basis. 
Counseling and Student Development staff assist 
students with transfer to other educational insti- 
tutions. Information about the colleges and uni- 
versities that offer transfer credit for courses in 
the Associate in Applied Science degree programs 
completed at Durham Tech is available in the 
Counseling and Student Development office. 

Associate in General Education 

The Associate in General Education (A.G.E.) 
is a highly flexible degree program which a 
student may structure to meet individual needs. 
Courses for the A.G.E. degree may be selected 
from either the University Transfer program or 
from technical programs, provided that a mini- 
mum of 18 credits in a general education core is 
included. Transferability of courses depends on 
which specific courses are selected for the degree. 
Additional information is available from the 
Admissions office or the General Education 
program director 

Library and Media Services 

The Library and Media Services support the 
college's mission and assist the full institutional 
community toward achieving its goals. In addi- 
tion, these areas strive to promote lifelong learn- 
ing, provide academic leaming experiences, and 
share new ideas and resources; participate in the 
college's teaching and leaming process; and 
provide varied materials, services, and equipment 
for students, faculty, and staff in a flexible and 
caring environment. 



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Library 

The library's collection includes more than 
40,000 books, magazines, newspapers, videotapes, 
and a variety of other audiovisual materials. Also, 
students use online databases and the Internet to 
find information on topics of interest. 

The library's web site at 
http://www.durhamtech.edu/librarycontains 
links to the college's online catalog and full-text 
databases. Passwords for remote access to data- 
bases are available at the library or by the email 
link "Ask a librarian." Library hours, policies, 
research guides, and a guide to citing sources are 
also available at the web site. 

Durham Tech participates in a consortium of 
community college libraries in North Carolina. 
The holdings of all consortium libraries may be 
searched simultaneously from the online catalog. 
Also, students may borrow books from those 
colleges in person with a valid Durham Tech 
identification card or via interlibrary loan. 

Most materials may be checked out for three 
weeks. Reference and reserve materials may be 
used only in the library. Members of the staff are 
always available to help students locate and use 
the library's resources. To borrow materials, a 
user must present a valid Durham Tech identifi- 
cation card. 

Library facilities include individual and 
group study areas as well as an area where stu- 
dents may read newspapers, popular magazines, 
professional journals, and paperback books. A 



quiet room is also available for individual study. 

Unless otherwise posted, the main library is 
open Mondays through Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 
9 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, 
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Library hours during the 
summer term are Mondays through Thursdays, 
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The Northem Durham Center library houses 
the collections on criminal justice and fire pro- 
tection as well as general reference and circulat- 
ing materials. In addition, library materials are 
available at the Orange County Skills Develop- 
ment Center on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. 

Campus Learning Center 

The Campus Leaming Center (CLC) offers 
students a number of alternatives to the tradition- 
al classroom setting for education. Except for 
seff-paced or televised credit courses, all of the 
following CLC services are free: 
1. Skills centers offer students individualized, 
cost-free tutoring. The Math Center provides 
personalized tutoring in all levels of mathe- 
matics, including developmental math, math 
for sciences, and university transfer math. 
Videotapes offer additional assistance in all 
levels of math. The Writing Center can help 
students at all levels improve their skills in 
grammar and writing. Handbooks, handouts, 
and other materials are also available in the 
Writing Center The Reading Center provides 
assistance to students who are preparing for 
the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) assess- 
ment. Materials are offered to assist with 
vocabulary and pronunciation as well. The 
Foreign Language Center offers students 
enrolled in Spanish and French courses the 
opportunity to practice their pronunciation 
and to consult a tutor about grammar ques- 
tions. In the Computer Center, students may 
use computers for word processing, spread 
sheets, or other software available on the 
machines. A lab monitor is available to assist 
students who are not familiar with computers 
or who need help with software. Students are 
asked to present a current Durham Tech 
identffication card to access the lab. 

Depending on tutor availability, the CLC 
may also offer assistance with other subjects. 
Look for CLC fliers each semester 



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2. The CLC co-sponsors a series of Student 
Success Workshops on academic topics, such 
as study skills, note-taking, learning styles, 
and test anxiety; life skills topics, such as 
stress management; and career skills work- 
shops, including job-hunting tools and career 
choices. Watch for fliers and brochures for 
dates, times, and locations of these workshops. 

3. The CLC offers a number of special courses in 
mathematics. Students use self-instructional 
materials, supplemented by assistance from 
CLC instructors, to eam course credit. 
Students may adjust their study schedule to 
suit their convenience, but all course require- 
ments must be completed by the last day of 
the semester 

Course content and requirements for CLC's 
special courses are identical to those for class- 
room segments of the same course, and the 
same tuition is charged. Attendance policies 
are strictly enforced from the first day of the 
semester. For example, students enrolled in a 
five-semester contact-hour course must 
attend the course in the CLC for five hours 
every week. 

Students may register for CLC special 
courses during regular registration but must 
attend an orientation during the first week of 
classes. 

4. Telecourses are videotaped college-level 
courses televised for adult learners. These are 
complete leaming systems designed for home 
use, with content identical to comparable 
on-campus courses. However, the televised 
lessons allow instructors to provide demon- 
strations and other leaming experiences 
which are unavailable in the traditional 
classroom setting. Students completing a 
telecourse eam full curriculum credit. 

Students register for telecourses in the 
same way as for classroom sections of credit 
courses, pay the same tuition, and pay an 
additional fee. Besides viewing the lessons 
(on television at home or on videotape in the 
CLC), students are expected to attend an 
orientation session as well as three to five 
workshops and testing sessions on campus. 
Students must also purchase textbooks and 
study guides and prepare written assignments. 
Instructors are available to meet with tele- 
course students at the workshop sessions. 



Student Services 

& 
Support Programs 




during their scheduled office hours, and by 
telephone or email. 

Counseling and Student 
Development 

The experience of being a student can be both 
exciting and challenging. Counseling and 
Student Development staff are aware of the 
diverse experiences of Durham Tech students and 
provide many services which foster their academ- 
ic success and personal growth. From admission 
to graduation, students have found these services 
to be an important part of their success. 

Hours of Operation 

The Counseling and Student Development 
office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, 
Thursdays, and Fridays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Tliesdays and Wednesdays. Students may 
also make an appointment to meet with a 
counselor at other times by emailing 
counseling@durhamtech.edu or by calling 
919-686-3652. 

Academic and Personal Counseling 

In keeping with Counseling and Student 
Development's commitment to student success, 
counselors also realize that a student's academic 



performance is affected by pressures of many 
types and degrees. For this reason. Counseling 
and Student Development staff members are 
available to meet with students individually to 
discuss a wide range of personal concerns. 
Counselors provide encouragement and support, 
intervene in times of crisis, make referrals when 
necessary, and help students identify and resolve 
personal issues. 

Career Services 

Our diverse, rapidly-growing economy offers 
tremendous opportunity for students searching 
for a job. However, identifying the career and spe- 
cific job that suits one's skills, abilities, and per- 
sonality can be a frustrating task. Career Services 
staff offer resource materials, interest inventories, 
workshops, and individual counseling to help 
students develop and clarify career goals. Senaces 
are available to Durham Tech students and 
alumni. 

Career Services staff also act as a liaison 
between students seeking jobs and prospective 
employers. Counselors maintain inforaiation 
about full-time and part-time job opportunities, 
conduct job fairs, and coordinate placement 
interviews. In addition, Career Services staff 
assist students with resume writing, interviewing 
techniques, and job-seeking skills. 

Durham Tech is a key partner in the Durham 
JobLink Career Center located a few blocks from 
the main campus. This pari;nership enables 
Durham Tech students and the residents of 
Durham to access countless job opportunities 
throughout the state. In addition, a part-time 
Employment Security Commission counselor is 
available in Counseling and Student 
Development. Students interested in taking 
advantage of Career Services should visit the 
Counseling and Student Development office, 
located in the White Building, room 23. 

Disability Services 

students with physical, psychological, or 
leaming disabilities may utilize services designed 
to create equal access to the many aspects of 
education. At Durham Tech, Disability Services 
provides accommodations which reflect the 
college's commitment to accessible quality 
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Students achieve educational access through 
the effective use of accommodations such as indi- 
vidualized educational planning; support staff, 
including note-takers and interpreters; assistive 
technology; alternative testing arrangements; and 
priority assistance during registration. Through a 
process of individual planning, students are 
encouraged to use their diverse abilities to suc- 
ceed. Students requesting accommodations due to 
a disabling condition must provide the college 
with current assessment documentation verifying 
a disability. This documentation must be submit- 
ted on the letterhead of a qualified professional 
and include a clear diagnostic statement, a 
description of the assessment tools used to render 
the di^nosis, and a statement reflecting the stu- 
dent's present needs and level of functioning. 
Copies of the Disability Services Documentation 
Standards are available in the Counseling and 
Student Development office, located in the White 
Building, room 23. Students with disabilities are 
encouraged to learn more about available accom- 
modations and services by calling the Disability 
Services cooixiinator at 919-686-3652 (V) or 
919-686-3606 (TTY). 

Student Development 

The experience of college goes far beyond the 
classroom. Successful students acquire skills to 
manage their education, career, and personal 
lives. To foster the hill development of students, 
Counseling and Student Development staff are 
involved in all aspects of college life. They answer 
questions and provide information about college 
activities, provide support to curriculum programs, 
and create support services which address the 
needs of the college's diverse student population. 
Counselors often facilitate relationship skills 
through effective student and instructor commu- 
nication. 

Counseling and Student Development staff, in 
conjunction with Campus Learning Center staff, 
also provide Student Success Workshops to 
address many important issues. Study skills, time 
management, test anxiety, health and wellness, 
career choices, and job-hunting tools are only a 
few of the many topics addressed. Students are 
encouraged to take advantage of these workshops 
each semester For infonnation about available 
workshops and times, see the current schedule of 
Student Success Workshops in the Counseling 
and Student Development office, located in the 



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White Building, room 23, and at various other 
locations on campus. Also, visit the college's 
events calendar located on the web site at 
www.durhamtech.edu/events for a calendar of 
upcoming activities and events. 

Student Activities 

The college encourages student participation 
in organizations and activities. Student activities 
are designed to provide a variety of meaningful 
educational, cultural, and social experiences. 

All organizations must be chartered and 
approved by the Student Senate and must have 
a faculty or staff advisor Student organizations 
may not restrict membership on the basis of 
race, sex, color, ^e, religion, national origin, or 
disability. 

Mentor Project 

The Mentor Project is a nationally acclaimed 
program designed to help students who are new 
to Durham Tech gain the skills that will help 
them be successful in their college career 
Second-year students who have maintained a 
grade point average of 3-0 or higher are trained 
and then matched with new students to help 
them develop the skills necessary to be successful 
in college. These skills include, but are not 
limited to, taking notes and tests, making oral 
presentations, and managing time. Attendance of 
weekly meetings and Student Success Workshops 
reinforce these skills. 



Student Clubs and Organizations 

Durham Tech acknowledges the importance 
of student life outside the classroom and supports 
a variety of social, cultural, and professional 
opportunities to enhance a student's in-class edu- 
cational experiences. The following organizations 
are among those currently available to students 
at Durham Tech: Amigos Unidos (Spanish Club), 
Book of the Month Club, Durham Tech 
Association for Education of Young Children, 
Electronics Engineering Technology Club, 
Gamma Beta Phi (academic honor society). 
Literary Club, Phi Beta Lambda (business socie- 
ty). Practical Nursing Students' Club, Scholastic 
Opticians Association, Science Club, Single Parent 
Club, Spanish Honor Society, Student Nurses' 
Organization, Student Occupational Therapy 
Association, Tau Eta Sigma (dental), Tech 
Tribune Student Newspaper Organization, and 
Thespian Society (drama club). 

Some of the activities and special events on 
campus include the following: fall and spring 
campus festivals; Career Days; plays and other 
cultural events; Cultural Exchange Day; Dr 
Martin Luther King, Jr, Day Celebration; Senior 
College Day; and Spring Talent Show. 

Student Publications 

Recognizing the importance of a public 
forum for the written expression of ideas as well 
as the development of effective communication 
skills, Durham Tech supports student involve- 
ment in campus publications. Students produce 
Final Draft, a student literary magazine, and the 
Tech Tribune, a student newspaper 

While the views expressed in these publica- 
tions do not necessarily reflect those of the col- 
lege, faculty and staff advisors assist students in 
developing the publications in a manner consis- 
tent with responsible joumalism, acceptable 
English composition, and the stated purposes of 
the college. 

Student Senate 

The Student Senate provides input to the col- 
lege's administration on decisions affecting stu- 
dents, makes decisions regarding the allocation 
of student event funds, and plans student activi- 
ties and events. The Senate also approves and 
provides support for student organizations. 
Student senators represent academic departments 
and student organizations. 



Student interest and leadership are necessary 
for the Student Senate to function effectively; stu- 
dents are encouraged to become actively involved. 
Additional information about the Student Senate 
is available from the Counseling and Student 
Development office. 

Student Participation in College 
Decision Making 

Durham Tech encourages and provides for 
student involvement in institutional governance 
and decision making through various means. 
These include the following: 

1. The Student Senate consists of student 
representatives who provide input and 
recommendations to the college's 
administration. 

2. A student serves as a non-voting member 
of the college's Board of Trustees. 

3. Student involvement also occurs through 
membership on advisory committees, task 
forces, and other campus committees. 

4. Students participate in college decision 
making through involvement in the 
evaluation of courses and services. 

5. Student involvement is promoted through 
on-going interaction with faculty and staff 
and through participation in student 
organizations and activities. 

Governance and Safety 

Student Code of Conduct 

All Durham Tech students are expected to 
conduct themselves as responsible adults. 
Behavior that persistently or grossly disrupts the 
educational process or functioning of the college, 
\^ilether it occurs on campus or at any college- 
sponsored activity, may result in disciplinary 
action. Specific violations of the Student Code of 
Conduct include the following; 

1. Academic dishonesty, including cheating 
and plagiarism as outlined in the college's 
Academic Honesty Policy; 

2. Vandalism, damage, destruction, or theft of 
institutional or private property; 

3. Abuse or misuse of computing resources as 
outhned in the college's %ropriate Use of 
Computing Resources policy; 

4. Forgery, falsification, alteration, or misuse of 
college records, documents, or identification; 



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5. Violation of regulations concerning drug 
and alcohol use as outlined in the college's 
Drug and Alcohol Policy (see Index for page 
number); 

6. Possession or use of firearms, knives, 
explosives, dangerous chemicals, or other 
weapons, except for legally authorized use 
either on campus or at any college-sponsored 
event; 

7. Verbal or physical harassment, assault, or 
battery of a college employee, student, or 
visitor; 

8. Sexual harassment as outlined in the 
college's Sexual Harassment Policy (see 
Index for page number); 

9. Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene 
conduct; 

10. Breach of peace on college property or at 
any college-sponsored function in a manner 
that disturbs the privacy of other individuals 
and/or the instructional program; 

11. Failure to comply with the directions of 
college officials, faculty, staff, or campus 
police/security officers acting in the 
performance of their duties; 

12. Failure to identify oneself when on college 
property or at a college-sponsored or 
college-supervised event upon the request of 
college officials, faculty, staff, or campus 
police/security officers acting in the 
performance of their duties; 

13. Violation of college regulations or policies; 
and 

14. Breach of any federal, state, or local 
criminal law either on campus or at any 
college-sponsored activity. 

Violations of this code of conduct may result 
in immediate sanctions, including probation or 
suspension from the college by the president, 
upon recommendation by the chief instructional 
officer, or expulsion from the college by the presi- 
dent, upon recommendation by the chief student 
services officer and the chief instructional officer 
Additionally, the college may defer imposition of 
sanctions pending the outcome of an investiga- 



tion. Students who wish to appeal any sanction 
should consult the Student Grievance Procedure 
as outlined in this publication (see Index for 
page number). 

Drug and Alcohol Policy 

Problems with substance abuse are extremely 
complex. Substance abuse on campus can impact 
the safety and well being of faculty, staff, and 
students. Therefore, it is the policy of Durham 
Technical Community College that the unlawful 
manufacture, distribution, dispensation, posses- 
sion, or use of alcohol or a controlled substance 
is prohibited on college premises and is prohibit- 
ed as part of college-sponsored activities. Any stu- 
dent violating this policy vrill be subject to 
disciplinary action. The specffics of this policy are 
outhned as follows: 

1. Any student who possesses, uses, sells, 
manufactures, gives, or in any way transfers 
a controlled substance or alcoholic beverage 
to another person on college premises or as 
part of any college-sponsored activity will be 
subject to disciplinary action up to and 
including expulsion and referral for 
prosecution. 

2. The temi "controlled substance" means any 
drug listed in 21 CFR Part 1308 and other 
federal regulations as well as those listed in 
Article V, Ch^ter 90, of the North Carolina 
General Statutes. Generally, these are dmgs 
which have a high potential for abuse. They 
include but are not hmited to the following: 
cocaine, heroin, marijuana, PCP and 
"crack." They also include any "legal" 
drugs that have not been prescribed 
specffically by a licensed physician. 

3. If any student is convicted of violating any 
criminal drug or alcoholic beverage control 
statute while on college premises, in the 
worlq)lace, or as part of any college- 
sponsored activity, he or she will be subject 
to disciplinary action up to and including 
expulsion. Alternatively, the college may 
require the student to successfully finish a 
drug abuse program sponsored by an 
^proved private or governmental institution 
as a precondition of continued enrollment 
at the college. 

4. Each student is required to inform the 
college, in writing, within five days after he 



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or she is convicted for violation of any 
federal, state, or local criminal drug or 
alcoholic beverage control statute where 
such violation occurred while on college 
premises, or in the workplace, or as part of 
any college-sponsored activity. A conviction 
means a finding of guilt (including a plea 
of nolo contendre) or the imposition of a 
sentence by a judge or jury in any federal 
or state court. 
5. Employees working under federal grants 
who are convicted of violating drug laws in 
the workplace, on college premises, or as 
part of any college-sponsored activity, shall 
be reported to the appropriate federal agency. 
The Human Resources Department of 
Durham Technical Community College 
must notify the U.S. Government agenq 
through which the grant was made within 
10 days after receiving notice from the 
employee or otherwise receiving actual 
notice of a violation of a drug statute 
occurring in the workplace. The college 
shall take appropriate disciplinary action 
within 30 calendar days from receipt of 
notice. All employees must abide by this 
policy as a condition of further employment 
on any federal government grant. 
Students employed under the College Work- 
Study Program are considered to be employees 
of the college if the work is performed for the 
college in which the student is enrolled. For work 
performed for a federal, state, or local public 
agency; a private nonprofit; or a private for-profit 
j^ency; students are considered to be employees 
of the college unless the agreement between the 
college and the other organization specifies that 
the organization is considered to be the employer 

Possible disciplinary action for students 
violating this poliq may include probation, sus- 
pension, expulsion, denial of participation in col- 
lege activities, denial of opportunity to represent 
the college, required completion of a dmg or 
alcohol rehabilitation program, termination of 
college work-study employment, and/or referral 
for prosecution. 

Sexual Harassment/Assault Policy 

Any individual who feels that he or she has 
been subjected to acts of sexual harassment/ 
assault should report the incident immediately 
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either during a private and confidential discus- 
sion of the issue with a counselor or by initiating 
a formal complaint to the affirmative action 
officer or another college administrator 

A student desiring to pursue the issue through 
a confidential meeting should go to the 
Counseling and Student Development office to 
discuss the matter with a counselor on an infor- 
mal basis. An employee desiring to pursue the 
issue in a confidential setting should meet with 
the affirmative action officer During this private 
and confidential discussion, the counselor or 
affirmative action officer will help the student or 
employee detennine the best course of action to 
resolve the situation. If desired by the individual, 
the counselor may facilitate a mediation session 
between the parties involved in order to resolve 
the situation as quickly as possible. Any mediated 
resolution will close the matter 

A student can report a formal complaint of 
sexual harassment/assault to the vice president 
for Student Services, the affirmative action officer, 
or appropriate program director or academic 
dean. An employee can report a formal complaint 
of sexual harassment/assault to the director of 
Human Resources, affirmative action officer, 
or his/her immediate supervisor All formal 
complaints of sexual harassment/assault will be 
investigated. The administrator receiving the ini- 
tial formal complaint m\\ complete an Incident 
Report Form which will be forwarded to the 



affirmative action officer for investigation. The 
person initiating the formal complaint will 
receive a response from the affiraiative action 
officer within 10 working days of the initial 
complaint. This written response should include 
an explanation of the investigation process and 
a reasonable time frame for the resolution of the 
complaint. 

Additional information regarding these 
procedures is available from the office of the 
affirmative action officer. 

Appropriate Use of Computing 
Resources Policy 

Durham Technical Community College pro- 
vides a variety of computing resources to faculty, 
staff, students, and in some cases other members 
of the public. The appropriate use of these 
resources, including personal computers, servers, 
networks, data sets, printers, Intemet access, and 
software, are the subject of this poliq. 

The College's Rights 

The college owns most of the computers and 
all of the internal computer network used on 
campus. The college has rights to the software 
and information residing on, developed on, or 
licensed for these computers and networks. The 
college has the right to administer, protect, and 
monitor this collection of computers, software, 
and networks. The college also has the right to 
establish standards for security, privacy and data 
integrity on its computing systems as it deems 
appropriate. Furthermore, the college may deter- 
mine the nature and extent of access to computer 
resources, may deny individuals access to com- 
puter systems and networks, and may determine 
who may connect a device to the computer sys- 
tem and the specifications for such a device. 

The Individual's Responsibilities 

1. Computers are to be used for instruction, 
research, learning, and administration 
only. Durham Tech's computers are for 
Durham Tech's use. They may not be used 
for outside business projects or personal 
activities. 

2. Licensing and copyright laws are to be 
respected. All software installed or used on 
Durham Tech computers must be legally 
licensed for use on the college premises. 
Copyrighted software may not be copied 
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campus computers if the software is not 
legally licensed to the college. Licenses for 
software purchased by Durham Tech will be 
kept on file in the Information Technology 
Services Department. All other software 
licenses obtained by faculty and staff must 
be maintained by that user and produced 
upon request for verification. This includes 
all software, including but not limited to 
freeware, shareware, and complimentary 
software provided to faculty. Students are not 
allowed to load software unless under the 
direction of the faculty or staff. 

3. Secure passwords are to be maintained. 
Account passwords may not be shared with 
anyone, except instructors in certain cases. 
Valid passwords must include at least one 
nonletter character and should be changed 
at least every four months. 

4. College computer facilities are to be 
protected. Users are expected to abide by 
all federal and state laws goveming 
computer use. Users may not attempt to 
evade, disable, or "crack" passwords or 
other security provisions. Also, users may 
not knowingly install any virus or 
destructive computer program onto 
campus computers. 

Other Limitations and Warnings 

1 . Resource limits may be imposed on all 
systems. Users must abide by any resource 
limits set. 

2. Privacy is not guaranteed. While there are 
technical and administrative policies in 
place that should protect computer 
information, computer data security is 
never perfect. 

• Unauthorized computer users may be 
able to breach security restrictions and 
gain access to your files. 

• Misdirected email is not uncommon. 
Your email messages may be seen by 
unintended recipients at Durham Tech 
or elsewhere on the Intemet. If email is 
considered confidential, it should be sent 
by other means. 

• Systems administrators and other staff 
members may require access to files on 
any Durham Tech computers to perform 
audits or resolve technical problems. The 
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transmission over its internal computer 
network. Legal mandates regarding 
confidentiality will be observed by 
computer staff when accessing data files. 
3. Users are responsible for backing up 
their data. Users are responsible for backing 
up their own data files unless told that 
backup services are provided for their 
system. 

Sanctions 

Anyone who violates this policy is subject to 
the college's Student Code of Conduct, the 
employees' Due Process Poliq, and possible crim- 
inal complaint or civil action for damages. It is a 
violation of federal and/or state criminal statutes 
for a person to knowingly access or attempt to 
access a computer, computer system, computer 
network or any part thereof, for the purpose of 
(i) devising or executing any scheme or artifice 
to defraud; (ii) services by means of false or 
fraudulent pretenses, representations, or promis- 
es; (iii) unauthorized access; (iv) altering, dam- 
aging, or destroying either computer hardware, 
software, or data; (v) without authorization, 
denying or causing the denial of computer system 
services to any authorized user of such computer 
system services; (vi) transmitting a computer 
virus with the intent to cause damage; (vii) trans- 
mitting without proper authorization a program, 
information, code, or command with reckless dis- 
regard of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that 



the transmission will cause damage; or (viii) 
trafficking in passwords with the intent to 
defraud. In many cases, such violations are 
felonies and carry penalties of up to 10 years in 
prison [18 U.S.C. 1030; N.C. General Statutes 
14-453 to 14-456]. 

Student Grievance Procedure 

From time to time, conflicts and disagree- 
ments may arise between students and their 
instructors or between students and staff. Students 
are encouraged to first try to resolve any griev- 
ances through open communication with 
involved parties. When this is not possible, or the 
problem remains unresolved, students may utilize 
the grievance procedure detailed here. 

Purpose of the Student Grievance 
Procedure 

The faculty and staff at Durham Technical 
Community College attempt, in good faith, to 
resolve complaints and problems as they arise. 
However, if a matter remains unresolved, the 
purpose of the student grievance procedure is to 
provide a system to resolve student complaints 
against faculty and staff. This procedure applies 
to all student complaints, including those about 
parking tickets to those involving claims of dis- 
crimination on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, 
sex, or disability. Claims of sexual harassment or 
claims concerning academic matters (such as 
grades) must be resolved using other procedures. 
Please refer to the college's Sexual Harassment 
Policy concerning the former and the Academic 
Appeals Procedure concerning the latter These 
additional procedures are included in this 
Catalog (see Index for page number). 



The student may elect to seek assistance from 
staff in Counseling and Student Development at 
the beginning or during any step in the grievance 
process. Counseling and Student Development 
staff serve as advocates for students by helping 
provide advice and counsel on the proper proce- 
dures associated with filing and resolving griev- 
ances; helping students identify specific issuK 
involved in grievance complaints; and assisting 
in developing approaches, including written 
grievances, for students to pursue their grievances 
within the spirit and intent of the student griev- 
ance procedures. Should the complaint involve a 
claim of discrimination on the basis of age, race. 



ethnicity, sex, or disability, the counselor will 
contact the affirmative action officer of the 
college to act as an advisor to the counselor 
throughout the resolution of the student's 
concern. 

First Step 

The student must go to the instructor or staff 
member where the alleged problem originated. 
An attempt will be made to resolve the matter 
equitably and infomially at this level. The confer- 
ence must take place within seven working days 
of the incident that generated the complaint. 



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pertinent information, and render a decision 
regarding the grievance. The vice president shall 
communicate a decision in writing to all involved 
parties within seven working days of receiving the 
committee's recommendation. 



If the grievance is not resolved through the 
informal conference, the student may file a writ- 
ten letter of grievance. The student should con- 
tact either the vice president for Instructional 
Services, for Student Support Services, or for 
Institutional Support Services, depending upon 
which vice president is the supervisor of the 
employee against whom the grievance would be 
filed. The vice president will explain the griev- 
ance process to the student. The student must 
present a completed grievance letter to the appro- 
priate vice president within seven working days 
after satisfying the first step in the grievance 
process. The vice president will review the com- 
plaint and determine if the complaint is griev- 
able. If the issue is determined by the vice presi- 
dent to not be grievable, the vice president will 
notify the student of this decision in writing with- 
in seven working days. If the issue is detemiined 
by the vice president to be grievable, the vice pres- 
ident will refer the grievance to the immediate 
supervisor involved. The supervisor from the 
department involved shall respond in writing to 
the student within seven working days of receipt 
of the student's grievance letter Should the com- 
plaint involve a claim of discrimination on the 
basis of age, race, ethnicity, sex, or disabihty, the 
vice president m\\ contact the affirmative action 
officer of the college to act as an advisor to the 
vice president throughout the resolution of the 
student's concem. 

Third Step 

If the written statement of the supervisor does 
not satisfy the grievant, a request to appear before 
a grievance committee may be made. The student 
must submit a written request within seven work- 
ing days after receiving the written response of 
the supervisor. The request shall include a copy of 




the original grievance letter and the reason the 
supervisor's response is unsatisfactory. A copy of 
the supervisor's response must be attached to the 
request by the student. The vice president shall 
ensure that a grievance hearing committee is 
appointed in a manner consistent with the 
Student Grievance Hearing Committee section of 
this procedure. The vice president will send copies 
of the appeal to the members of the committee, 
the employee, and the employee's supervisor The 
employee against whom the grievance was filed 
shall be given an opportunity to respond in writ- 
ing to the chairperson of the committee. 
Meeting(s) shall be conducted between 7 and 15 
working days following the date of the request. A 
postponement may be granted by the chairperson 
upon written request of either party if the reason 
stated justifies such action. The committee shall 
hold interviews with the grievant, the employee, 
and the supervisor, singularly and in the absence 
of other witnesses. The committee may interview 
any additional witnesses that it considers neces- 
sary to render a fair decision. The committee 
shall serve as a fact-finding group and shall 
determine the facts of the case. Upon completion 
of all meetings, the committee shall make a rec- 
ommendation to the appropriate vice president. 
The chairperson shall forward a copy of the com- 
mittee's recommendation to all part;ies involved 
and to the vice president within two working days 
of the decision. The vice president will weigh the 
committee's recommendation, review all other 



Either party may request in writing that the 
president review the vice president's decision 
within seven working days of the vice president's 
decision. The president shall review the previous 
findings, conduct whatever additional inquiries 
are deemed necessary, and render a final decision 
within seven working days of receipt of the 
request. 

The Student Grievance Hearing Committee 

The president may appoint a standing 
Student Grievance Hearing Committee from 
which the vice presidents may select individuals 
to form an ad hoc committee for each individual 
grievance. The committee shall include broad- 
based representation from the campus communi- 
ty and shall include at least one student. 

Rights of Parties Involved in a Grievance 

When a grievance committee meeting is 
scheduled, the parties involved are entitled to the 
following: 

1 . A written notice of the complaint; 

2. A written notice of the time and place of the 
meeting; 

3. A review of all documentation evidence that 
each party presents at the meeting; 

4. Access to the names of the witnesses who 
may testify; 

5. Appearance in person and presentation of 
information on his or her behalf, including 
the calling of vkitnesses and asking questions 
of any person present at the meeting; and 

6. The right to counsel, with the role of the 
person acting as counsel being solely as 
advisor to the client and not as a speaker on 
behalf of the client. 

Safety and Security 

Campus Security provides 24-hours-a-day 
police and security protection for college build- 
ings, grounds, and parking lots. Officers respond 
to crime reports, fires, medical emergencies, 
traffic accidents, and other incidents requiring 
police assistance. 

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gencies to Campus Police/Security by dialing 
extension 3555 from any on-campus phone or 
calling Durham police by dialing 9-911- To 
report security or safety hazards or other non- 
emergency situations, call Campus Police/Security 
at 919-686-3382. 

Anyone who must walk alone on campus 
at night is encouraged to take advantage of a 
Campus Police/Security escort by dialing exten- 
sion 3555 or 3382 from a campus phone. A mem- 
ber of the Campus Police/Security staff will 
accompany the caller to any campus building or 
parking lot. 

Identification Card 

During registration, a student must obtain an 
identification card and parking decal. Students 
enrolled in credit courses obtain their identifica- 
tion card and parking decal from the Campus 
Police/Security office, located at the back annex 
of the White Building. Students taking noncredit 
continuing education classes go to Coq)orate 
Education. Adult high school and basic skills 
students go to the Basic Skills Center, and English 
as a Second Language students go to the White 
Building, room 49. 

Campus Safety Tips 

• Park in well-lighted areas and lock your 
car, even in the daytime. Keep packages 
and personal belongings out of sight. 

• Do not walk or jog alone, especially after 
dark. Call Campus Police/Security for an 
escort. 

• Be aware of people and activities around 
you, and report suspicious behavior to 
Campus Police/Security. 

PirstAid 

Campus Police/Security personnel can provide 
first aid for minor injuries. They are also trained 
as first responders in medical emergencies. For 
medical assistance, call extension 3555 or 9-911. 

Lost and Found 

Any lost and found items should be turned in 
to the Police/Security office. Persons looking for 
lost items should check in the Security office. 

Adu/t Education and 
Basic Sidiis Programs 

Durham Technical Community College offers 
several programs of study for adults who want to 
improve their basic literacy skills or complete 



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their high school education. Many graduates of 
these programs continue their education at 
Durham Tech or pursue job training opportunities. 
Admission to these programs is open to adults 
18 years of age and older. The admission process 
begins with a placement test to determine where 
students should start in the program. Most 
courses are free, although students in some 
programs must buy their books and pay a small 
student fee. 

Adult Basic Education (ABE) 

The ABE program serves adults who read 
below the ninth-grade level. Students take courses 
in basic reading, writing, and math, which 
prepare them to enter the Adult High School 
Diploma or GED program. 

Adult High School Diploma (AHSD) 

This program offers courses that lead to a 
high school diploma. Students must complete the 
number of courses required by the state of North 
Carolina and must pass the state competency 
tests. Students who meet these requirements 
receive an adult high school diploma. They may 
then continue their education at Durham Tech 
or another college or pursue other postsecondary 
opportunities. Durham Tech offers the AHSD 
program in cooperation v^ith the public school 
systems of Durham and Orange counties. 



General Educational Development 
(GED) 

As an official GED testing center, Durham 
Tech offers instruction for adults who have not 
completed high school but who have learned 
from their life and work experiences. GED courses 
prepare students to take tests in English, social 
studies, science, reading, and math. Students who 
pass all parts of the GED examination receive a 
high school equivalency certificate awarded by 
the North Carolina State Board of Community 
Colleges. GED graduates may enroll at Durham 
Tech or another college for further education, or 
they may gain job skills in other ways. 

English as a Second Language (ESL) 

ESL courses are open to adults whose native 
language is not English. Courses range from 
beginning to advanced levels of instruction. 
Advanced students may take conversation courses 
and other specialized subjects. All ESL courses 
help students cope with real-life situations requir- 
ing the use of English. Fees may be required for 
higher level courses. 

Compensatory Education (CED) 

The CED program serves the needs of adults 
with a diagnosis of mental retardation, It offers 
instruction in language, math, social science, 
health, consumer education, and community 
living. The program gives students opportunities 
to become more independent; to benefit from 
pre-vocational training; and to acquire the skills 
they need to manage work, community, social, 
and personal responsibilities. 




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H 






Workplace Literacy 

For local industries and businesses, the ( 
can provide on-site instruction for employees who 
need to upgrade their skills in reading, math, 
communication, and other work-related abilities. 
This customized training may include Adult Basic 
Education, GED, English as a Second Language, 
and other basic job perfomiance skills, depending 
on the organization's specific needs. 

Continuing Education 
Programs 

Durham Technical Community College offers 
many educational training programs, courses, 
and activities for lifelong learners. These offerings 
meet the needs of citizens and businesses in 
Durham and Orange counties through the 
Continuing Education Department. 

Corporate Education 

Through needs assessment and a consultative 
approach, the Corporate Education staff can 
identify, develop, and deliver training that meets 
corporate business requirements. 

Occupational Extension 

One of the most important purposes of the 
Continuing Education Department is to provide 
opportunities for citizens who want to improve 
their job-related skills or prepare for entering 
and/or re-entering the work force. Occupation- 
related noncredit courses and programs are con- 
ducted throughout the year in a wide variety of 
disciplines. The following is a sampling of those 
offerings: 

• Automotive 

• Bioteclinology 

• Computers 

• Culinary 

• Foreign Language 

• Health-related 

• Human services 

• Management 

• Manufacturing 

• Real Estate 

• Small Business 

• Trades 

Personal Computer Training 

Computer training is offered at a variety of 
convenient locations throughout Durham and 
Orange counties. Training occurs in state-of-the- 
art networked environments with the most recent 



Continuing Education 

Programs/General 
Policies & Procedures 



versions of computer application software. 
Personable and experienced instructors use 
hands-on methods to teach personal computer 
and software skills that are critical in today's 
economy 

Customized Training 

Training tailored to meet the specific needs of 
the organization and its employees is available in 
such areas as supervision, quality improvement, 
management and leadership development, team 
building and communications, and various 
technical applications. The training may be 
conducted at the company site or on the college 
campus and may be scheduled at the employer's 
convenience. 

New and Expanding Industry 

This customized program is specifically 
intended for new companies moving into the col- 
lege's service region or for existing companies 
that are expanding their operations. The training 
is coordinated with the North Carolina 
Department of Community Colleges and the 
Employment Security Commission. 

Focused Industrial Training 

Tailored to meet an existing company's 
specific needs, this training is directed primarily 
toward workers in construction, maintenance, 
and manufacturing occupations who need to 
upgrade their skills and expand their technical 
knowledge. Focused training can be conducted 
for as few as one or two individuals. This pro- 
gram offers highly specialized instnjction that 
otherwise might not be economically feasible. 

Achieve Global and Developmental 
Dimensions International (DDI) Human 
Resources 

Durham Tech is a licensed provider of 
Achieve Global and Developmental Dimensions 
International (DDI) human resources develop- 
ment programs. Courses available for business 
and industry training include the following 
topics: Front Line Leadership, Team Skills, 
Communication, and Sales. These courses are led 
by certified Achieve Global and DDI facilitators. 



Co-Sponsored Job Training 

Durham Tech regularly joins with other 
human resource agencies and programs, such as 
the North Carolina Department of Labor and area 
chambers of commerce, to offer specialized train- 
ing for specific target audiences. These ventures 
are often directed to the needs of underrepresent- 
ed populations in particular industries. 

Small Business Center 

Located within Durham Tech's Downtown 
Continuing Education Center on the sixth floor of 
the N.C. Mutual Insurance Building, the Small 
Business Center (SBC) serves both existing and 
start-up companies with 100 or fewer employees. 
The SBC provides small business owners with 
infonnation needed to be successful — from 
advice on basic business planning to marketing, 
legal, and technical assistance. Additional services 
include seminars, in-depth classes, computer- 
related courses, confidential counseling, and 
referrals to other agencies. The SBC also houses a 
small business resource library with Internet 



Public Safety Services Training 

The college also offers noncredit educational 
opportunities for public safety service agencies 
and professionals. A wide range of public service 
training is available for volunteers and other 
public service personnel to maintain readiness in 
such areas as cardiopulmonary resuscitation 
(CPR); First Responder; Fire Academy; 
Emergency Medical Technician; EMT Basic, 
EMT Intermediate, and EMT Paramedic; arson 
detection, hazardous materials management; 
defensive driving; and firearms handling. 

Health Care Training 

The Nurse Aide I program prepares students 
to perform basic nursing skills under a registered 
nurse's supervision through a 100 plus-hour 
training program that includes lecture, labs, and 
rotations in a clinical setting. The Nurse Aide II 
program is also available for those with nursing 
experience who wish to enhance their patient- 
care skills. This program prepares students to 
perform more advanced skills such as catheteri- 
zations, sterile dressings, tracheotomy care, and 
more. 



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The Restorative Aide courses prepare the 
Nurse Aides I or lis to work with clients in 
Restorative Programming in long-term care 
facilities, in home care programs, or in assisted 
living centers under the direction of nurses, phys- 
ical therapists, or occupational therapists. Aides 
are able to follow through on plans to maintain 
or enhance self-care, mobility, interaction, or 
equipment use with clients who are at risk for 
functional losses. This is a critical part of care in 
all agencies and facilities for older adults. 

Other courses, such as Activity Coordinator 
Training for Long-Term Care Facilities, Medical 
Coding, and Medical Transcription are also 
offered. 

Community Service Programs 

This lifelong learning program offers courses, 
seminars, and other learning activities that 
contribute to the community's overall cultural, 
civic, and intellectual growth. The program offers 
adults the opportunity to develop new or increased 
competence in the avocational, academic, or 
practical skills areas, Courses are offered in 
foreign languages, arts and crafts, home 
improvements and repairs, and a wide variety 
of personal development subjects. 

Human Resource Development (HRD) 

The HRD Program provides career develop- 
ment counseling, employability skills training, 
and skills assessment services to unemployed and 
underemployed adults. The HRD mission is "to 
prepare individuals for success in the workplace." 
Thus, the program is designed to improve the 



mtinuing Education 
Programs/General 
Policies & Procedures 



employability skills of individuals to be competi- 
tive in the ever-changing workplace. Components 
include Job Preparation, Job-Seeking Skills, 
Resume and Interviewing Skills, Job-Keeping 
Skills, Lifelong Learning, and Lifeskills. 

General Policies and 
Procedures 

Admission, Registration, and Fees 

Admission to all publicly offered Adult, 
Corporate Education, and Continuing Education 
programs is open to adults 18 years and older on 
a first-come, space-available basis unless special 
admission requirements must be met. Payment of 
registration fees and any additional fees must 
also be made prior to attending class. See the col- 
lege's noncredit course schedule for current regis- 
tration fees. 

Continuing Education Unit (CEU) 

Durham Technical Community College is 
authorized to award continuing education units 
(CEU) for the successful completion of noncredit 
Occupational Extension/Continuing Education 
courses. One CEU is defined as "10 contact hours 
of participation in an organized continuing edu- 
cation program under responsible sponsorship, 
capable direction, and qualified instruction." The 




number of CEUs awarded for a course is recorded 
on the Continuing Education transcript and on 
the certificate of completion. The CEU is widely 
accepted as a recognized standard of professional 
development. 

Course Refunds 

If a Continuing Education course is can- 
celled, a complete refund is made automatically 
Refunds are otherwise subject to the current poli- 
cy and procedures in effect at the time of registra- 
tion and consistent with state law. A copy of the 
Continuing Education refund policy is available 
at all registration sites and is published in the 
noncredit course schedule. 

Course Repeats 

North Carolina legislation states that com- 
munity colleges may permit a student to repeat a 
course more than once within a five-year period 
if the course repetition is required by standards 
governing the certificate or licensing program in 
which the student is enrolled. The poUcy applies 
to occupational extension courses ONDf. 

Students, including senior citizens, who take 
an occupational extension course more than 
tvnce within a five-year period shall pay their cost 
based on the legislative-approved rate. See the 
:'s web site for exact costs. 



Senior Citizens 

Durham Tech waives the registration fee for 
North Carolina residents 65 years or older, unless 
a course is conducted on a self-support basis. 
Senior citizens are responsible for paying any 
additional fees or expenses required for a course, 
such as the computer lab fee. 

Self-Support Courses 

Some courses are offered by the college on a 
self-support basis, which means they are not 
conducted with state funding. The fees for these 
courses vary. Registration fee exemptions for 
senior citizens do not apply to self-support 
courses. 



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Accounting is often considered "the lan- 
guage of business" because of the need to record, 
classify, summarize, and interpret results of busi- 
ness operations in quantitative or financial terms. 
Its three major fields are public accounting, pri- 
vate or industrial accounting, and governmental 
and non-profit accounting. 

In their work, accountants must often bring 
difficult problems to a satisfactory conclusion by 
gathering and analyzing relevant information; 
and accountants must meet and talk viith 
employees throughout the organization. 

Therefore, accountants must communicate 
clearly and effectively and must understand all 
facets of the organization. 

The Accounting program is designed to 
build a solid foundation in accounting principles. 



Programs of Study 
Accounting 



theories, and practices. This is achieved by com- 
bining accounting courses with courses in the 
related fields of business and computing and by 
supplementing this instmction with general 
education subject matter such as English, public 
speaking, and critical thinking. 

The curriculum prepares the graduate for an 
entry-level accounting position, such as junior 
accountant, bookkeeper, accounting clerk, cost 
clerk, and payroll clerk as well as for related 



occupations in data processing. With experience 
and sometimes additional education, an individ- 
ual will be able to advance. 

Students planning to sit for the Certified 
Public Accountants' Examination may take 
accounting courses toward fulfillment of that 
exam's accounting education requirement. 

Students may take day or evening classes. 
Day students may complete the program in five 
semesters. Evening students may complete the 
program in eight semesters. The Associate of 
^plied Science degree is awarded upon success- 
ful completion of the program. 

Required courses and plans of study suggest- 
ing the order in which courses should be taken 
are shown on this page. 



Accounting - Degree 

(A25100) Day Program © 5 Semesters HOURS 

CL^SS L^ CBEDir 

1 - Fall 



ACC 120 
BUS 110 
CIS 110 
ENG 111 
MAT 115 

2 - Spring 


Principles of Financial Accounting 
Introduction to Business 
Introduction to Computers 
Expository Writing* 
Mathematical Models* 


3 
3 
2 
3 
2 


2 

2 

2 


4 
3 
3 
3 
3 


ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 
ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1 
CIS 120 Spreadsheet 1 2 
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 

3 - Summer 


2 
2 
2 




4 
2 
3 
3 
3 


BUS 115 
COM 231 
PSY 150 

4 - Fall 


Business Law 1 
Public Speaking 
General Psychology 
Humanities Elective 


3 
3 
3 







3 
3 
3 


ACC 129 
ACC 150 
ACC 220 
ACC 225 

5 - Spring 


Individual Income Taxes 
Accounting Software Applications 
Intermediate Accounting 1 
Cost Accounting 
Major Elective 


2 
1 
3 
3 


2 
2 
2 



3 
2 
4 
3 



ACC 130 Business Income Taxes 2 2 3 

ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting II 3 2 4 

ACC 227 Practices in Accounting 3 3 

ACC 269 Auditing & Assurance Services 3 3 
Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 65 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Major Elective Credit Hours 6 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 74 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 
060, MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be 
required based on placement test results. 



Accounting - Degree 

(A25100) Evening Program O 8 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



HOURS 
O^S LAB CBEDII 



ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 4 
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 

MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 2 2 3 



2 - Spring 



ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 2 4 
CIS 120 Spreadsheet I 2 2 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 



3 - Sum m gr 



BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

PSY 150 General Psychology 3 3 

4 - Fall 

ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 1 2 2 

ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting I 3 2 4 

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 3 

5 - Spring 

ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 2 2 3 

ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting II 3 2 4 

ACC 225 Cost Accounting 3 3 

6 - Summer 



BUS 115 Business Law I 
COM 231 Public Speaking 

Humanities Elective 

7 -Fall 



ACC 130 Business Income Taxes 2 2 3 

ACC 227 Practices in Accounting 3 3 

ACC 269 Auditing & Assurance Services 3 3 

8 - Spring 

ACC 150 Accounting Software Applications 1 2 2 
Major Elective 
Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 65 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Major Elective Credit Hours 6 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 74 



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The Animal Care and Management program 
is designed to provide students witii the 
opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge, and 
attitudes necessary for employment in the animal 
industry. 

Course work includes instruction designed to 
educate students in the basic sciences pertinent 
to animal work, including legal aspects, 
basic management skills needed to work with 
both people and animals, and hands-on skills 
necessary for safety and health. 

This course of study can offer the student a 
wide variety of employment options. Opportunities 
exist with humane organizations, kennels, city and 
county animal control agencies, animal shelters, 
zoos, residenq facilities, and veterinarians. 



Programs of Sttufy 

Animal Care & 
Management 
Technology 



Durham Technical Community College collab- 
orates with Alamance Community College to make 
completing the Animal Care and Management pro- 
gram easier for Triangle residents. Students take the 
Animal Care and Management courses on selected 
weekends at Alamance Community College. 
Durham Tech offers the General Education core 
of courses as well as up to 17 additional hours of 
other major courses for completing this program. 
Interested persons may call 919-686-3520, 



Animal Care & Management Technology 

(A55100) 

Courses to be taken at Durham Technical Community Coliege or 

Alamance Community College 

Courses shown in italics are NOTtaugfit at Durham Technical 
Community College 

HOURS 
CLASS LftB CREDIT 




BIO 111 General Biology I 

BIO 130 Introduction to Zoology 

CJC 131 Criminal Law 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 

MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 

MED 121 Medical Terminology I 

PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 

PSY 150 General Psychology 

SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 

& 

SPA 181 Spanish Lab I 



TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS AT DURHAM TECH 
(NOT TO EXCEED 32 SEMESTER HOURS) 



Courses shown in italics are NOT taught at Durham Technical 
Community College 

HOURS 
CLASS LAB ! 

Courses to be taken at Alamance Community College 

ACM 110 Introduction to Animal Care 3 

ACM 111 Health Care for Animals 3 

ACM 112 Facility Management 3 

ACM 113 Animal Handling 2 2 

ACM 210 Law Pertaining to Animals 4 

ACM 211 Applied Animal Behavior 3 

ACM 212 Community Health 3 

ACM 213 Euthanasia 2 2 

ANS 115 Animal Feeds & Nutrition 3 

ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 

POL 130 State & Local Government 3 

PSY 115 Stress Management 2 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS AT ALAMANCE 
(NO LESS THAN 32 HOURS) 

Total Semester Hours Required for A.A.S. Degree 



64 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



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The Architectural Technology curriculum 
provides individuals with knowledge and skills 
that will lead to employment and advancement 
in the field of architectural technology. Technical 
courses are included which will enable the gradu- 
ate to advance into related areas of work as job 
experience is obtained or to continue toward an 
advanced degree in an associated field of 
technology. 

Architectural technicians translate the archi- 
tect's design sketches into complete, accurate 
plans and drawings for construction purposes. 
The technician is involved in work requiring 



Programs of Study 

Architectural 
Technology 



knowledge of drafting, computer graphics, con- 
struction materials, mechanical and structural 
systems, estimating, building codes, and specifi- 
cations. 

Initial employment opportunities exist with 
architectural and engineering firms, private utili- 
ties, contractors, and municipal governments. 



The Architectural Technology curriculum is a 
two-year program which awards the Associate of 
Applied Science degree. The Architectural 
Technology program is offered during the day 
and may be completed in five semesters. 

Required courses and a plan of study sug- 
gesting the order in which courses should be 
taken are shown on this page. 



Architectural Technology - Degree 

(A40100) Day Program ® 5 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS \M CREPrr 

1 - Fall 

ARC 111 Introduction to Architectural Tech. 1 6 3 

ARC 112 Construction Materials & Methods 3 2 4 
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

2 - Spring 

ARC 113 Residential Architectural Tech. 1 6 3 

ARC 114 Architectural CAD 1 3 2 

ARC 131 Building Codes 2 2 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry!* 2 2 3 

3 - Summer 



ARC 119 

ARC 211 

ARC 220 

ARC 240 

PSY 150 

4 - Fall 



Structural Drafting 
Light Construction Tech. 
Advanced Architectural CAD 
Site Planning 
General Psychology 



ARC 132 

ARC 230 

ARC 221 

ARC 263 

PHY 121 

5 - Spring 



Specifications & Contracts 
Environmental Systems 
Architectural 3-D CAD 
Introduction to ADA Title III 
Applied Physics I 



2 2 3 

1 6 3 

1 3 2 

2 2 3 

3 3 



2 2 

3 3 4 
1 4 3 
1 2 2 
3 2 4 



ARC 212 Commercial Construction Tech. 1 

ARC 213 Design Project 2 

ARC 235 Architectural Portfolio 2 

ARC 236 Architectural Mech/Elec Tech. 
Humanities Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



71 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 




«5L_ / 



Architectural CAD Option - Certificate 

(C40100C) Day Program © 2 Semesters HOURS 



CLASS LAB CREDIT 



1 - Fall 



ARC 111 Introduction to Architectural Tech 1 6 3 

ARC 112 Constmction Materials & Methods 3 2 4 

ARC 114 Architectural CAD 1 3 2 

2 - Spring 

ARC 1 1 3 Residential Architectural Tech 1 6 3 

ARC 220 Advanced Architectural CAD 1 3 2 

ARC 221 Architectural 3-D CAD 1 4 3 



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The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum 
is designed to prepare the graduate to assess, 
analyze, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing 
care. The graduate is eligible to apply to take 
the National Council Licensure Examination 
(NCLEX-RN), which is required to practice as a 
registered nurse. 

Individuals desiring a career in registered 
nursing should take biology, algebra, and chem- 
istry courses before entering the program. 

The registered nurse may be employed in a 
wide variety of health care settings, such as hospi- 
tals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians' 
offices, industry, and community health agencies. 

Approved by the North Carolina Board of 
Nursing, the five-semester Associate Degree 
Nursing program provides the knowledge and 
skills needed to function effectively in all areas of 
the profession. Clinical and classroom experi- 
ences represent an integrated approach, with the 
student moving from simple to complex nursing 
concepts and skills. The classroom portion of the 
program is taught during the day Clinical experi- 
ences are more flexible, with day and limited 
evening rotations available at health care facili- 
ties throughout the Triangle area. 

A new student may enroll in the fall semes- 
ter. Students are required to have CPR certifica- 
tion and be a certified Nursing Assistant I before 
entering the first nursing course. Students who 
are licensed as a Practical Nurse may be enrolled 
as an advanced-standing student. Program grad- 
uates are awarded the Associate in Applied 
Science degree. 

Required courses and a plan of study sug- 
gesting the order in which courses should be 
taken are shown on this page. 




Programs of Study 

Associate Degree 
Nursing 




Associate Degree Nursing - Degree 
(A45100) Day Program © 5 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



HOURS 
Ct^SS i^ CUNIC CREDfT 



BIO 168 Anatonny & Physiology I 3 3 

NUR 110 Nursing I 5 3 6 

PSY 150 General Psychology 3 

2 - Spring 



BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II 

NUR 120 Nursing II 

NUR 186 Clinical Supplement 

PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 

3 - Summer 



3 3 4 

5 3 6 8 

3 1 

3 3 



NUR 130 
SOC 210 



4 - Fal l 



Nursing III 

Introduction to Sociology 



BIO 275 Microbiology 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 

NUR 210A Nursing iV 

NUR 210B Nursing IV 

5 - Spring 



3 

3 

2.5 

2.5 



3 



1.5 

1.5 



ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 

NUR 220 Nursing V 4 

Humanities Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



74 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, MAT 
070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required based on place- 
ment test results. 



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The following plan of study is the standard 
curriculum for the LPN to ADN Track for the 
Associate Degree Nursing program. Any deviation 
from the prescribed curriculum must have 
approval in advance. All prerequisite course 
requirements must also be met. To graduate, the 
student must successfully complete all the 
required courses, the required credit hours for 
electives, and have at least a 2.0 overall grade 



Programs of Study 

Associate Degree 

Nursing 
LPN to ADN Track 



point average. This plan of study is subject to 
change when the college determines such action 
is in the best interest of the student or the 
program. It is the responsibility of the student to 
meet requirements for graduation. Accepted 
students who do not enroll for three successive 
semesters must contact the Admissions office to 
detemiine if readmission is necessary. 




Associate Degree Nursing - Degree 
(A45100) Evening Program O 7 Semesters 

1 - Fall 2005 



HOURS 
LAB CUNIC CREDfT 



BIO 168 
PSY 150 



Anatomy & Physiology I 
General Psychology 



2 - Spring 2006 



BIO 169 
NUR 189 



Anatomy & Physiology II 
Nursing Transition 



3 - Summer 2000 



NUR 130 
SOC 210 



Nursing III 

Introduction to Sociology 



5 - Spring 2007 



BIO 275 Microbiology 

NUR 210B Nursing IV 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 

6 - Summer 2007 



NUR 21 OA Nursing IV 
7 -Fall 2007 



2.5 1.5 



ENG 112 Argunnent-Based Research 3 

NUR 220 Nursing V 4 

Humanities Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



NUR 120B Nursing II 2.5 1.5 3 4 

NUR 186 Clinical Supplement 3 1 

PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3 3 

4 -Fall 2000 



3 3 4 

2.5 1.5 6 5 

3 3 



64* 



*Upon successful completion of NUR 189 and NUR 120B, students who 
are already licensed practical nurses in North Carolina will receive 
credit for NUR 110 and NUR 120. 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, MAT 
070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required based on 
placement test results. CIS 070, CIS 113, or CIS 110 may also be 
required based on placement test results. 

Humanities Electives: ART 111, ART 114, ART 115, ENG 135, PRE 111 
and PRE 181, PRE 112 and PRE 182, PRE 211, GER 111 and GER 
181, GER 112 and GER 182, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 121, MUS 
110, MUS 213, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 211, SPA 111 and 
SPA 181, SPA 112 and SPA 182, SPA 211, SPA 212 

V.A. Students: An approval signature from the V.A. Office is required 
before registering. Some courses may not be certifiable. 



One out of every seven people in the United 
States is employed by a business involved in the 
automotive industry. Automotive repair and serv- 
ice technicians are a large part of this group. The 
need for and importance of automotive techni- 
cians can be seen in the fact that more than 200 
million cars, trucks, and buses are on the roads 
today — all requiring maintenance, inspection, 
and repair 

Work as an automotive technician varies in 
different shops. Some shops provide service and 
repair on all types of vehicles, while others spe- 
cialize in one or two makes of vehicles or types 
of repair Areas of specialization include engine 
repair, automatic transmissions, manual trans- 
missions and drive trains, suspension and steer- 
ing, brakes, electrical/electronic systems, heating 



Programs of Study 

Automotive Systems 
Technology 



and air conditioning, and engine performance. 

Technicians inspect and test to determine 
the causes of faulty operation and perform main- 
tenance services. They repair or replace defective 
parts to return the vehicle to its proper perform- 
ance and economy using the technical informa- 
tion systems, knowledge, and skills learned in the 
Automotive Systems Technology program. 

This hands-on program helps a student 
develop technical and manual skills through 



class assignments, discussions, and practical lab 
experiences in the clean and well-equipped auto- 
motive shop at Durham Tech. Day classes are 
offered in the Automotive Systems Technology 
program, and students may take evening classes 
to complete certificate options in Chassis 
Servicing and Engine Performance. 

An Associate Degree in Applied Science is 
awarded for successful completion of all require- 
ments in the five-semester Automotive Systems 
Technology program. A student who successfully 
completes an evening certificate option is award- 
ed a certificate. 

Required courses and plans of study suggest- 
ing the order in which courses should be taken 
are shown on this page. 



Automotive Systems Technology - Degree 
(A60160) Day Program ® 5 Semesters HOURS 



1 - Fall 



CLASS LAB CREPrr 



AUT 111 
AUT 151 
AUT 152 
AUT 161 
ENG 111 
MAT 115 


Basic Automotive Technology 
Brake Systems 
Brake Systems Lab 
Electrical Systems 
Expository Writing* 
Mathematical Models* 


1 
2 

2 
3 
2 


2 
2 
2 
6 

2 


2 
3 
1 
4 
3 
3 













AUT 141 Suspension & Steering 2 4 4 

AUT 181 Engine Performance-Electrical 2 3 3 

AUT 182 Engine Performance-Electrical Lab 3 1 

CIS 110 Introduction to Microcomputers 2 2 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 3 

3 - Summer 



COE 112 Co-op Work Experience I 
4 - Fall 



AUT 171 


Heating & Air Conditioning 


2 


3 


3 


AUT 183 


Engine Performance-Fuels 


2 


3 


3 


AUT 184 


Engine Performance-Fuels Lab 





3 


1 


AUT 231 


Manual Drive Trains/Axles 


2 


3 


3 


AUT 232 


Manual Drive Trains/Axles Lab 





3 


1 


PHY 121 


Applied Physics 1 


3 


2 


4 


5 - Sprlno 










AUT 115 


Engine Fundamentals 


2 


3 


3 


AUT 116 


Engine Repair 


1 


3 


2 


AUT 221 


Automatic Transmissions 


2 


6 


4 


AUT 162 


Chassis Electrical & Electronics 


2 


2 


3 


AUT 163 


Chassis Electrical & Electronics Lab 





2 


1 


BUS 110 


Introduction to Business 


3 





3 



Social Science Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 
060, MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be 
required based on placement test results. 



Chassis Servicing - Certificate 
(C60160C) Evening Program O 3 Semesters 

AUT 141 Suspension & Steering Systems 
AUT 151 Brake Systems 
AUT 152 Brake Systems Lab 
AUT 231 Manual Drive Trains/Axles 
AUT 232 Manual Drive Trains/Axles Lab 

Engine Performance - Certificate 
(C60160P) Evening Program O 3 Semesters 

AUT 161 Electrical Systems 
AUT 181 Engine Performance - Electrical 
AUT 182 Engine Performance - Electrical Lab 
AUT 183 Engine Performance - Fuels 
AUT 184 Engine Performance - Fuels Lab 




The Basic Law Enforcement Training 
(BLET) certificate program prepares individuals 
to take the Basic Training Law Enforcement 
Officers Certification Examination (mandated by 
the North Carohna Criminal Justice Education 
and Training Standards Commission) and the 
Justice Officers Basic Training Certification 
Examination (mandated by the North Carolina 
Sheriff's Education and Training Standards 
Commission). 

To complete this program successfully, the 
student must satisfy the minimum requirements 
for certification by one or both of these commis- 
sions. On completing the program, the successful 
student should possess the general attributes, 
knowledge, and skills needed to function as a law 
enforcement officer 



Programs of Study 

Basic Law 
Enforcement Training 



Basic Law Enforcement Training is offered 
only as a unit; it must be completed in its entirety 
and cannot be taken in sections. State law 
requires mandatory attendance of all classes. The 
program director can authorize absences for 
emergencies. If absences for any reason exceed 
five percent of all classes, the student is automati- 
cally excluded from further attendance and must 
complete another offering of BLET in its entirety. 



North Carolina's state, county, and munici- 
pal governments offer job opportunities in law 
enforcement. In addition, the knowledge, skills, 
and abilities acquired in this course of study 
qualify graduates for positions with private enter- 
prise in areas such as industrial, retail, and pri- 
vate security. 

The training includes a program of physical 
activity. To be admitted to the BLET program, a 
student must undergo a physical examination 
which must be completed before starting the pro- 
gram. Persons with felony convictions at any 
time or with class "B" misdemeanor convictions 
within the last five years are not eligible to enroll 
in the program. Students completing this one- 
semester program earn a certificate. 

For details, please call 919-686-3500. 




For Basic Law Enforcement Training program (C55120) information, 
please call 919-686-3500. 



Basic Law Enforcement Training - Certificate 

(C551 20) Day Program © 1 Semester 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB CREPrr 



Fall 



CJC 100 Basic Law Enforcement Training 8 30 18 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Certificate 18 



The Biotechnology curriculum is designed to 
meet the increasing demands for skilled laborato- 
ry technicians in various fields of biological and 
chemical technology. 

Because the program has emerged from 
molecular biology and chemical engineering, 
course work emphasizes biology, chemistry, 
mathematics, and technical communications. 
The curriculum objectives are designed to prepare 
the graduate to serve in three distinct capacities: 
as a research assistant to biologists or chemists, 
laboratory technician/instrumentation 
technician, and quality control/quality assurance 
technician. 

Graduates may find employment in various 
areas of industry and government, including lab- 
oratory research and development, quality control 



Programs of Study 
Biotechnology 




testing, biomedical production, manufacturing, 
sales, and customer service. 

Triangle residents may complete the first year 
of the Biotechnology program at Durham Technical 
Community College and then take the second year 
of courses at Alamance Community College (ACC) 
in Burlington. ACC will accept up to 35 hours of 
transfer credit from Durham Tech for this program. 

During the first year, Durham Tech offers the 
following courses in the Biotechnology program: 
General Biology, Basic Lab Techniques, Introduction 
to Chemistry and Chemistry Lab, Organic and 
Biochemistry, Expository Writing, Introduction to 
Computers, and Statistics. For more information, 
call 919-686-3629. 



Biotechnology (A20100) 

First-Year Courses may be taken at Durham Technical 
Community College or at Alamance Community College 



^ 



Courses in italics are NOT taught at Durtiam Teclinicai 
Community College 

HOURS 
CLASS LAB CREDIT 
1 - Fall 


, \ 


BIO 111 General Biology 1 
BTC 181 Basic Lab Techniques 
CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry 
OHM 131 A Introduction to Chemistry Lab 
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 
2 - Spring 


3 
3 
3 

2 


3 
3 

3 
2 


4 
4 
3 

1 
3 


. 


BIO 112 General Biology II 
CHM 132 Organic & Biochemistry 
ENG 111 Fxpository Writing* 
MAT 151 Statistics 1* 


3 
3 
3 
3 


3 
3 




4 
4 
3 
3 





TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS AT DURHAM TECH 29 

Second-Year Courses (to be taken at Alamance Community 
College) 

ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3 



BIO 250 Genetics 3 

BIO 275 Microbiology 3 

BTC 281 Bioprocess Techniques 2 

BTC 285 Cell Culture 2 

BTC 286 Immunological Techniques 3 

PHY 121 Applied Physics I 3 

Major Elective #1 

Major Elective #2 

Humanities Elective 3 

Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS AT ALAMANCE 
Total Semester Hours Required for A.A.S. Degree 



•ENG 070, ENG 080. ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 




43 



The Business Administration curriculum is 
designed to introduce students to the various 
aspects of the free enterprise system. Students are 
provided with a fundamental knowledge of busi- 
ness functions and processes as well as an under- 
standing of business organizations in today's 
global economy 

Course work includes the study of business 
concepts such as accounting, business law, 
economics, management, and marketing. Skills 
related to ^plying these concepts are developed 
through the study of computer applications, 
communication, team building, and decision 
making. 



Programs of Study 

Business 
Administration 




Through gaining this knowledge and 
developing these skills, students have a sound 
education base for lifelong learning. Graduates 
are prepared for employment opportunities in 
government agencies, financial institutions, and 
large to small business or industry. 

Students may complete this program during 
the day or evening. Day students may complete 
the program in five semesters. Evening students 
may complete the program in eight semesters. 
The Associate in Applied Science degree is award- 
ed upon successful completion of the program. 

Required courses and plans of study suggest- 
ing the order in which courses should be taken 
are shown on this page. 



HOURS 

[M CREPrr 



Business Administration - Degree 

(A251 20) Day Program © 5 Semesters 

( 

1 - Fall 

ACC 1 20 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 4 
BUS 110 Introduction to Business 3 3 

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 2 2 3 

2 - Spring 

ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 2 4 
BUS 1 37 Principles of Management 3 3 

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 

ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Researcli 3 3 

3 - Summer 



BUS 115 Business Law I 
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 
PSY 150 General Psychology 
Major Elective 

4 -Fall 



3 3 
3 3 
3 3 



BUS 210 Investment Analysis 3 3 

BUS 225 Business Finance 2 2 3 

BUS 255 Organizational Behavior in Business 3 3 

CIS 120 Spreadsheet I 2 2 3 

MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3 3 

5 - Spring 

BUS 1 53 Human Resource Management 3 3 

BUS 239 Business Applications Seminar 1 2 2 

COM 231 Public Speaking 3 3 

Major Elective 



Required Course Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



70 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



Business Administration - Degree 

(A25120) Evening Program O 8 Semesters HOURS 



CLASS LAB CREDIT 



1 - Fall 



BUS 110 Introduction to Business 
ENG 111 Expository Writing* 
MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 

2 - Spring 



3 3 

3 3 

2 2 3 



CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 



3 - Summer 



BUS 115 Business Law I 
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 
PSY 150 General Psychology 

4 - Fall 



3 3 

3 3 

3 3 



ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 4 
BUS 137 Principles of Management 3 3 

ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3 



5 - Spring 



ACC 121 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 2 
BUS 210 Investment Analysis 3 

MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3 



6 - Summer 



CIS 120 Spreadsheet I 
COM 231 Public Speaking 

7 - Fall 



Required Course Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



BUS 153 Human Resource Management 3 3 
BUS 255 Organizational Behavior in Business 3 3 
Major Elective 

9 - Spring 



64 


BUS 225 Business Finance 


2 


2 


3 


6 


BUS 239 Business Applications Seminar 
Major Elective 


1 


2 


2 



44 



Operations Management is a concentration of 
study in the Business Administration curriculum. 
This concentration is designed to educate individu- 
als in the technical and managerial aspects of 
operations for manufacturing and service indus- 
tries. 

Analytical reasoning, problem solving, and 
continuous improvement concepts required in 
today's dynamic business and industry environ- 
ments are emphasized. Concepts include quality; 
productivity; organizational effectiveness; financial 
analysis; and the management of human, physi- 
cal, and information resources. 

Graduates should qualify for leadership posi- 
tions by enhancing their professional skills in 
supervision, team leadership, operations planning, 
quality assurance, manufacturing and service 
management, logistics/distribution, health and 
safety, human resources management, and inven- 
tory/materials management. 



Programs of Study 

Business Administration- 
Operations Management 
Technology 




Both Associate in Applied Science degree and 
diploma programs are offered for the Operations 
Management concentration in Business 
Administration. The degree program may be com- 
pleted in eight semesters, and the diploma pro- 
gram may be completed in five semesters. Students 
may complete either program in the evening. 

Required courses and plans of study suggest- 
ing the order in which courses should be taken are 
shown on this page. 



Business Administration-Operations 

lUlanagement - Degree 

(A2512G) Evening Program Q 8 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CREDrr 
1 - Fail 



BUS 110 
ENG 111 
MAT 115 

2 - Spring 


Introduction to Business 
Expository Writing* 
Mathematical Models* 


3 
3 
2 




2 


3 
3 
3 


ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 


3 
3 
3 


2 




4 
3 
3 


COM 231 
HUM 115 
PSY 150 

4 - Fall 


Public Speaking 
Critical Thinking 
General Psychology 


3 
3 
3 







3 
3 
3 


BUS 137 
CIS 110 
ISC 121 

5 - Spring 


Principles of Management 
Introduction to Computers 
Environmental Health & Safety 


3 
2 
3 



2 



3 
3 
3 


CIS 120 Spreadsheet 1 

ISC 210 Operations & Production Planning 

MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 

6 - Summer 


2 
3 
3 


2 




3 
3 
3 


BUS 115 
BUS 153 
7 - Fall 


Business Law 1 

Human Resource Management 


3 
3 






3 
3 


BUS 255 
ISC 131 
ISC 215 

8 - Spring 


Organizational Behavior in Business 
Quality Management 
Job Analysis & Evaluation 


3 
3 
3 







3 
3 
3 



BUS 239 Business Applications Seminar 1 2 2 

OMT 112 Materials Management 3 3 

OMT 260 Issues in Operations Management 3 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 69 



Business Administration-Operations 

l\/lanagement - Diploma 

(D2512G) Evening Program O 5 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CREDfT 

1 - Fall 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

ISC 121 Environmental Health & Safety 3 3 

MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 2 2 3 

2 - Spring 



3 3 

3 3 

3 3 



BUS 115 Business Law I 

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 

ISC 210 Operations & Production Planning 

3 - Summer 

ACC 1 20 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 4 
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 

4 - Fall 



BUS 137 Principles of Management 
BUS 255 Organizational Behavior in 
ISC 131 Quality Management 

5 - Spring 



3 3 

3 3 

3 3 



MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 3 3 

OMT 112 Materials Management 3 3 

OMT 260 Issues in Operations Management 3 3 



Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 



43 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



45 



The Clinical Trials Research Associate 
curriculum prepares individuals to assist investi- 
gators and clinical researchers in the initiation, 
administration, coordination, and management 
of clinical research studies for the development 
of new drugs, clinical products, and treatment 
regimens. 

Course work includes in-depth study of drug 
development, federal regulations, good clinical 
practices, and clinical research processes. 
Supervised fieldwork provides skills application in 
protocol and CRF design, subject recruitment, 
regulatory compliance, accountability for drugs 
and devices, and auditing documentation in 
clinical research studies. 



Programs of Study 

Clinical Trials 
Research Associate 



Students completing the seven-semester 
evening program, which includes daytime field- 
work rotations, may eam the Associate in Applied 
Science degree. 

Students with current experience in direct 
clinical research may be eligible for the Level I 
and Level II programs. Students completing the 



four-semester Level I evening program or the 
four-semester Level II evening program eam a 
certificate. 

Graduates may be eligible to sit for national 
certification examinations. Research employment 
opportunities include medical centers, hospitals, 
pharmaceutical industries, clinics, research facil- 
ities, biotechnology or device companies, and 
physicians' offices. 

Required courses and plans of study suggest- 
ing the order in which courses should be taken 
are shown on this pj^e. 



Clinical Trials Research Associate - Degree 
(A45190) Evening Program O 7 Semesters HOURS 
With Daytime Fieldwork Rotations CLASS lab cunic CREOrr 



1 - Fall 












BIO 168 
CTR 110 
ENG 111 

2 - Spring 


Anatomy & Physiology 1 3 
Introduction to Clinical Research 3 
Expository Writing* 3 


3 









4 
3 
3 


BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II 
CTR 115 Clinical Research Regulations 
MAT 151 Statistics 1* 

3 - Summer 


3 
3 
3 


3 









4 
3 
3 


CIS 110 
CTR 112 
ENG 112 

4 - Fall 


Introduction to Computers 
Clinical Research Terminology 
Argument-Based Research 


2 
3 
3 


2 









3 
3 
3 


BIO 271 
CTR 130 
CTR 220 

5 - Spring 


Pathophysiology 
Clinical Research Mgmt. 
Research Site Management 


3 
4 
3 












3 
4 
3 


CTR 1 20 Research Protocol Design 
CTR 150 Research Fieldwork 1 
PHM 120 Pharnnacology 1 

6 -Summer 


3 

3 








15 



3 
5 
3 


CTR 210 
PHI 240 
PHM 125 

7 - Fall 


Research Data & Reports 
Introduction to Ethics 
Pharmacology II 


2 
3 
3 












2 
3 
3 



CTR 250 Research Fieldwork II 24 8 

CTR 281 Trends in Clinical Research 3 3 

SOC 225 Social Diversity 3 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 72 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, MAT 080, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be 
required based on placement test results. 




Clinical Trials Research Associate - Level I 

Certificate 

(C45190I) Evening Program O 4 Semesters 

CTR 110 Introduction to Clinical Research 

CTR 112 Clinical Research Terminology 

CTR 115 Clinical Research Regulations 

CTR 220 Research Site Management 

MAT 151 Statistics I* 

PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 

Clinical Trials Research Associate - Level II 

Certificate 

(C45190II) Evening Program O 4 Semesters 

CTR 1 20 Research Protocol Design 

CTR 130 Clinical Research Management 

CTR 210 Research Data & Reports 

CTR 281 Trends in Clinical Research 

SOC 225 Social Diversity 



46 



Spanish Language Option 

This IS-credit hour certificate provides stu- 
dents with the conversational skills, written skills, 
and cultural knowledge needed to effectively 
communicate in the workplace, community 
agencies, or abroad. In addition, several courses 
listed below can be used to satisfy graduation 
requirements in the Associate in Arts and the 
Associate in Science programs and to pursue a 
Spanish major or minor at four-year institutions. 

A prerequisite for the program is showing 
proficiency at the Beginning Spanish II (SPA 
112) level as determined by the program director 
or completion of SPA 112 and the required lab. 

After successfully completing the courses 
listed below, graduates receive the Spanish 
Language certificate. 



Programs of Study 

Community Spanish 
Certificates 



Community Spanish Facihtator Option 

This 18-credit hour certificate prepares stu- 
dents to work as paraprofessional Spanish inter- 
preters who will facilitate oral communication 



between individuals in various community set- 
tings such as hospitals, community agencies, and 
others. 

A prerequisite for the program is showing 
proficienq at the Intermediate Spanish II (SPA 
212) level as detennined by the program director 
or completion of SPA 212. 

After successfully completing the courses 
listed below, graduates receive the Community 
Spanish Facilitator certificate. 




COMMUNITY SPANISH 

Spanish Language Option* 



(C55370L) 


HOURS 
CLASS 


LAB 


CREDIT 


First Mini-Session 

SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish 1* 

Second Mini-Session 

SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II 


3 
3 






3 
3 


First Mini-Session 

SPI 213 Review of Grammar 

Second Mini-Session 

SPA 221 Spanish Conversation 

3 -Fall 


3 
3 






3 
3 



First Mini-Session 

SPA 231 Reading & Composition 

Second Mini-Session 

HIS 151 Hispanic Civilization (in English) 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Certificate 



18 



*A prerequisite of the program is showing proficiency at the 
Beginning Spanish II level as determined by the program director 
or completion of SPA 112 and required lab (SPA 182). ENG 070, 
080, 090, 090A, and CIS 110 may be required based on placement 
test results. 



COMMUNITY SPANISH 
Community Spanish Facilitator Option* 
(C55370F) HOURS 



CLASS LAB CREDIT 



1 - Summer 



First Mini-Session 

SPI 213 Review of Grammar 

Second Mini-Session 

SPA 221 Spanish Conversation 

2 - Fall 



3 3 

3 3 



First Mini-Session 

SPA 231 Reading & Composition 

Second Mini-Session 

SPI 214 Introduction to Translation 

3 - Spring 







First Mini-Session 

SPI 113 Introduction to Spanish Interpreting* 3 3 

Second Mini-Session 

SPI 114 Analytical Skills Spanish Interpreting 3 3 



Total Semester Hours Required for a Certificate 



18 



*A prerequisite of the program is showing proficiency at the 
Intermediate Spanish II level as determined by the program direc- 
tor or completion of SPA 212. ENG 070, 080, 090, 090A, and CIS 
110 may be required based on placement test results. 



HOURS 

LAB CREPrr 



Computer Programming prepares individu- 
als for employment as computer programmers 
and related positions through study and applica- 
tions in computer concepts, logic, programming 
procedures, languages, operating systems, data 
management, and business operations. 

Graduates qualify for positions in business, 
industry, and government organizations as pro- 
grammers, programmer trainees, programmer/ 
analysts, software developers, systems technicians, 
database specialists, computer specialists, software 
specialists, or information systems managers. 

Students may complete the five-semester day 
offerings or seven-semester evening offerings in 
the Computer Programming program and receive 
an Associate in Applied Science degree. 

Computer Programming - Degree 
(A251 30) Day Program © 5 Semesters 

1 - Fall 

CIS 110 Introduction to Confiputers 2 2 3 

CIS 115 Introduction to Programming & Logic 2 2 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics* 3 3 

MAT 140A Survey of Mathematics Lab 2 1 

Social Science Elective 

2 - Sprincp 

CIS 130 Survey of Operating Systems 2 3 3 

CIS 152 Database Concepts & Applications 2 2 3 

CIS 282 Networking Technology 3 3 

CSC 139 Visual Basic Programming 2 3 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 
Humanities Elective 

3 - Summ er 

CIS 172 Introduction to the Internet 2 3 3 

CIS 246 Operating System - Unix 2 3 3 

COM 231 Public Speaking 3 3 

CSC 141 Visual C++ Programming 2 3 3 

4 -Fall 

ACC 1 20 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 4 
CIS 286 Systems Analysis & Design 3 3 

CSC 148 JAVA Programming 3 3 

CSC 239 Advanced Visual Basic 2 3 3 

CSC 241 Advanced Visual C++ 2 3 3 

5 - Spring 



Programs of Study 

Computer 
Programming 



JAVA Option - Certificate 
(C25130J) Day Q & Evening Program O 

CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 

CIS 115 Intro, to Programming & Logic 

CSC 141 Visual C++ Programming 

CSC 148 JAVA Programming 

CSC 248 Advanced Internet Programming 



Visual Basic Option - Certificate 
(C25130V) Day O & Evening Program O 

CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 

CIS 115 Intro, to Programming & Logic 

CIS 1 52 Database Concepts & Applications 

CIS 153 Database Applications 

CSC 1 39 Visual Basic Programming 

CSC 239 Advanced Visual Basic 

Visual C++ Option - Certificate 
(C25130C) Day Q & Evening Program O 

CIS 110 Intro, to Computers 
CIS 115 Intro, to Programming & Logic 
CIS 286 Systems Analysis & Design 
CSC 141 Visual C++ Programming 
CSC 241 Advanced Visual C++ 



CIS 157 Database Programming I 
COE 110 World of Work 
COE 111 Co-Op Work Experience I 
CSC 248 Advanced Internet Programming 
Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 



Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



2 2 3 

1 1 
10 1 

2 3 3 



Computer Programming - Degree 

(A251 30) Evening Program O 7 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB 

1 - Fall 

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 

CIS 115 Introduction to Programming & Logic 2 2 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics* 3 3 

MAT 140 A Survey of Mathematics Lab 2 1 

2 - Spring 



CIS 130 Survey of Operating Systems 2 3 3 

CIS 282 Networking Technology 3 3 

CSC 139 Visual Basic Programming 2 3 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

3 - Summer 

ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 4 
CIS 152 Database Concepts and Applications 2 2 3 

4 -Fa ll 

CIS 172 Introduction to the Internet 2 3 3 

COM 231 Public Speaking 3 3 

CSC 141 Visual C++ Programming 2 3 3 

CSC 239 Advanced Visual Basic 2 3 3 

5 - Spring 

CIS 246 Operating System - UNIX 2 3 3 

CIS 286 Systems Analysis and Design 3 3 

CSC 148 JAVA Programming 2 3 3 

CSC 241 Advanced Visual C++ 2 3 3 

g - Summer 

CSC 248 Advanced Internet Programming 2 3 3 
Humanities Elective 



7- Fal l 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



CIS 1 57 Database Programming I 2 2 3 

COE 110 World of Work 1 1 

COE 111 Co-Op Work Experience I 10 1 

Major Elective 

Social Science Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 64 

Major Elective Credit Hours 3 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Social Science Elective Credit Hours 3. 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 73 



48 



The Criminal Justice Technology program 
prepares students for a career in the multifaceted 
criminal justice system. The curriculum is struc- 
tured around a core of courses allowing students 
to acquire the basic knowledge and skills needed 
to work in law enforcement, private security, and 
other related areas of criminal justice. 

The curriculum, which covers a variety of 
topics in criminal justice, focuses on developing 
the ability to understand and apply legal con- 
cepts, investigative techniques, interviev«ng and 
interrogation methods, evidence collection and 
presentation, report writing, patrol operations, 
and traffic management. 

The program also stresses practical skills 
needed to deal with the complex social, psycho- 
logical, political, and organizational factors that 
affect the discretionary decisions of law enforce- 
ment personnel. This blend of specific skills and 

Criminal Justice Technology - Degree 
(A55180) Day O & Evening O Program 5 Semesters 



Programs of Study 

Criminal Justice 
Technology 










HOURS 








CLASS LAB CREDIT 


1 - Fall 










CJC 111 


Introduction to Criminal Justice 


3 





3 


CJC 112 


Criminology 


3 





3 


CJC 121 


Law Enforcement Operations 


3 





3 


♦ or 










CJC 122 


Community Policing 


3 





3 


ENG 111 


Expository Writing* 
Major Elective 


3 





3 


♦ or 










CJC 212 


Ethics and Community Relations 


3 





3 


2 -Spring 










CJC 132 


Court Procedure & Evidence" 


3 





3 


CJC 141 


Corrections 


3 





3 


CJC 231 


Constitutional Law" 


3 





3 


♦ or 










CJC 131 


Criminal Law" 


3 





3 


CJC 215 


Organization & Administration 


3 





3 


♦ or 










CJC 213 


Substance Abuse 


3 





3 


ENG 112 


Argument-Based Research 


3 





3 


3 - Summer 









PSY 150 General Psychology 
Humanities Elective 
Social Sciences Elective 
Major Elective 

4 -Fall 



CJC 114 Investigative Photography 

CJC 122 Community Policing 

♦ or 

CJC 121 Law Enforcement Operations 

CJC 212 Ethics & Community Relations 

♦ or 

Major Elective 

CJC 222 Criminalistics 



informed perspectives prepares the Criminal 
Justice Technology graduate to make the difficult 
decisions often required when serving the needs 
of the community. 

Graduates find job opportxinities in federal, 
state, county, and municipal govemments. The 
knowledge and skills acquired in this program 
also qualify graduates for positions with private 
enterprise in areas such as industrial, retail, and 
private security. 

Graduates in Criminal Justice Technology 
earn an Associate in Applied Science degree. This 
degree program, which is offered during the day 
and evening, may be completed in five semesters. 
Classrooms, lab facilities, and faculty offices are 
located at the college's Northern Durham Center 

Required courses and a plan of study 
suggesting the order in which courses should be 
taken are shown on this page. 



HOURS 
O^S LAB CREDfT 



5 - Spring 



CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 3 3 

CJC 131 Criminal Law" 3 3 

♦ or 

CJC 231 Constitutional Law** 3 3 

CJC 213 Substance Abuse 3 3 

♦ or 

CJC 21 5 Organization & Administration 3 3 

CJC 221 Investigative Principles** 3 2 4 

MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I* 2 2 3 

Required Course Credit Hours 57 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Major Elective Credit Hours 6 

Social Sciences Elective Credit Hours 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 69 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



♦ These courses alternate each academic year. Students are 
required to complete ALL courses designated on this curriculum 
plan of study. 



**Students successfully completing a Basic Law Enforcement 
Training course accredited by the North Carolina Criminal 
Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the 
North Carolina Sheriff's Education and Training Standards 
Commission will receive credit for CJC 131, CJC 132, CJC 221, 
CJC 225, and CJC 231 toward the Associate in Applied Science 
degree in Criminal Justice Technology. Students must have suc- 
cessfully passed the Commission's comprehensive certification 
examination. Students must have completed Basic Law 
Enforcement Training since 1985. 



49 



The Dental Laboratory Technology program 
teaches the techniques and skills that enable 
graduates to fabricate artificial dental restora- 
tions, as prescribed by a licensed practicing 
dentist, and to function effectively in the dental 
laboratory. 

With specialized hand instruments and 
equipment, the dental laboratory technician uses 
materials such as gypsum, waxes, acrylics, 
ceramics, and metals to fabricate complete and 
partial dentures, crowns, bridges, and orthodontic 
appliances. Many dental laboratory technicians 
specialize in crowns and bridges, dentures, or 
dental ceramics. They may be employed by den- 
tists, commercial dental laboratories, schools of 
dentistry, or Veterans Administration hospitals. 
Companies manufacturing dental materials and 
equipment also employ technicians as sales 
representatives. 



Dental Laboratory Technology - Degree 



Programs of Study 

Dental Laboratory 
Technology 



This curriculum includes courses in com- 
plete and partial denture techniques, crown and 
bridge techniques, ceramics, and orthodontic 
techniques. Students gain practical experience 
during their fifth semester of study when they are 
introduced to actual laboratory work through 
rotations to off-campus laboratory sites. 

Graduates of the five-semester day program 
receive an Associate in /^plied Science degree. 
Certificate options are available in Cast Partial 



Denture Techniques, Complete Denture 
Techniques, Crovm and Bridge Techniques, and 
Dental Ceramic Techniques. 

The Dental Laboratory Technology program 
is accredited by the Commission on Dental 
Accreditation. The Commission is a specialized 
accrediting body recognized by the Commission 
on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation 
and by the United States Department of 
Education. The Commission on Dental 
Accreditation can be contacted at 312-440-2719 
or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 
60611. 

Required courses and a plan of study sug- 
gesting the order in which courses should be 
taken are shown on this page. 



(A45280) Day Program © 5 Semesters 



1 - Fall 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB CREDIT 



DLT 111 Dental Anatomy/Physiology 

DLT 114 Dental Materials 

DLT 116 Complete Dentures 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 

PHS 121 Applied Physical Science I 

2 - S pring 



3 6 5 

1 6 3 

1 9 4 

3 3 

3 2 4 



DLT 123 Crown & Bridge 2 12 6 

DLT 211 Advanced Complete Dentures 2 12 6 

MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 2 2 3 

Social Science Elective 
3 - Summer 



DLT 119 Wrought-Ortho Appliances 
DLT 126 Advanced Crown & Bridge 
Humanities Elective 

4 - Fall 



CIS 113 Computer Basics 2 1 

DLT 118 Cast Partial Dentures 3 9 6 

DLT 217 Ceramic Techniques 2 9 5 

DLT 219 Jurisprudence & Ethics 1 1 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

5 - Spring 

DLT 215 Advanced Partial Dentures 1 6 3 

DLT 222 Advanced Ceramic Techniques 2 9 5 

DLT 224 Dental Lab Practice 20 2 



Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Sciences Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



74 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 




Cast Partial Denture Techniques - Certificate 

(C45280P) Day Program © 2 Semesters 

DLT 114 Dental Materials 
DLT 118 Cast Partial Dentures 
DLT 21 5 Advanced Partial Dentures 

Complete Denture Techniques - Certificate 

(C45280T) Day Program ® 2 Semesters 

DLT 114 Dental Materials 

DLT 116 Complete Dentures 

DLT 211 Advanced Complete Dentures 

Crown & Bridge Techniques - Certificate 

(C45280B) Day Program ® 3 Semesters 

DLT 111 Dental Anatomy/Physiology 

DLT 114 Dental Materials 

DLT 123 Crown & Bridge 

DLT 126 Advanced Crown & Bridge 

Dental Ceramic Techniques - Certificate 

(C45280C) Day Program © 2 Semesters 

DLT 114 Dental Materials 

DLT 217 Ceramic Techniques 

DLT 222 Advanced Ceramic Techniques 

PHS 121 Applied Physical Science I 



The Early Childhood Associate program is 
designed for individuals interested in working 
with infants and young children. With the 
increasing number of preschool children requir- 
ing early care and education and with increasing 
awareness of the role early experiences play in 
shaping a child's future behavior, attitudes, and 
abilities, the need for trained child care specialists 
has risen dramatically 

The specialist strives to meet the develop- 
mental needs of the individual child. A source of 

Early Childhood Associate - Degree 

(A55220) Afternoon O & Evening O Program 5 Semesters 

HOURS 
CLASS IfiB CREDIT 

1 - Fall 

EDU 119 Intro to Early Childhood Education 4 4 
or Combination of EDU 111 in fall 

semester & EDU 112 in spring 

semester 
EDU 144 Child Development I 3 3 

EDU 234 Infants. Toddlers, & Twos 3 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 2 2 3 

Social Science Elective 3 

2 - Spring 

EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community 3 3 

EDU 145 Child Development II 3 3 

EDU 146 Child Guidance 3 3 

EDU 280 Language & Literacy Experiences 3 3 
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

Major Elective 2 

3 - Summer 

CIS 113 Computer Basics 2 1 

EDU 161 Introduction to Exceptional Child 3 3 4 
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 3 3 

EDU 261 Early Childhood Administration 12 2 
SOC 220 Social Problems 3 3 

Humanities Elective 3 

4 -Fall 

EDU 151 Creative Activities 3 3 

EDU 151 A Creative Activities Lab 2 1 

EDU 1 52 Music, Movement, & Language 3 3 
EDU 153 Health, Safety, & Nutrition 3 3 

EDU 262 Early Childhood Administration 113 3 
EDU 271 Educational Technology 3 3 

5 - Spring 

COE 111 Co-Op Work Experience I 10 1 

EDU 154 Social & Emotional Development 3 3 
EDU 162 Early Exp/Prosp Teachers 1 2 2 

Required Course Credit Hours 66 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Major Elective Credit Hours 2 

Social Science Elective Credit Hours 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 74 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 




Programs 

Early Childhood 
Associate 



warmth and security, the specialist organizes the 
child's environment and facilitates learning. This 
program integrates classroom learning and field- 
work in child growth and development, the physi- 
cal and nutritional needs of children, their care 



and guidance, and communication with children 
and their parents, thus providing students with 
the training needed to function effectively as a 
child care specialist. 

The Early Childhood Associate program 
offers courses to those who are beginning careers 
in child care, who work with young children and 
would like to increase their professional skills, or 
who would like to start their own child care cen- 
ters or homes. This program also offers the North 
Carolina Early Childhood Credential courses 
(EDU 111 and 112) which the North Carolina 
Division of Child Development requires for lead 
teachers in child care and the Early Childhood 
Administration credential courses (EDU 26l and 
262) required for directors and administrators in 
child care. Students who plan to transfer to four- 
year institutions can also benefit from the cur- 
riculum. 

Job opportunities are available in many set- 
tings, including child care centers, nursery 
schools, kindergartens, child development centers, 
hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, museums, camps, 
and recreational centers. Classes are taught during 
the afternoon and in the evening to accommo- 
date employees of schools and child care centers. 

Graduates of the program may receive an 
Associate in Applied Science degree; certificate 
options are available in Child Care Administration 
and Management as well as in Child Development. 
Students successfully completing the certificate 
option receive a certificate of completion. 

Required courses and a plan of study 
suggesting the order in which courses should be 
taken are shown on this page. 



Child Care Administration & 
Management - Certificate 

(C55220A) Afternoon O & Evening O Program 2 Semesters 

Introduction to Business 
Introduction to Exceptional Child 
Infants, Toddlers, & Twos 
Early Childhood Administration I 
Early Childhood Administration II 
Social Problems 

Child Development - Certificate 

(C55220C) Afternoon O & Evening O Program 2 Semesters 

Early Childhood Credential I 
Early Childhood Credential II 
Child, Family, & Community 
Health, Safety, & Nutrition 
Introduction to Exceptional Child 
Infant, Toddlers, & Twos 



BUS 


110 


EDU 


161 


EDU 


234 


EDU 


261 


EDU 


262 


SOC 


220 



EDU 


111 


EDU 


112 


EDU 


131 


EDU 


153 


EDU 


161 


EDU 


234 



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The Teacher Associate program concentra- 
tion prepares individuals to work with children 
from infancy through middle childhood in 
diverse learning environments. Students learn 
how to work with classroom teachers and admin- 
istrators and contribute to the effective operation 
of their places of employment. Students combine 
learning theories with practice in actual settings 
with young children under the supervision of 
qualified teachers. 

Course work for this degree concentration 
includes childhood growth and development, 
physical and nutritional needs of children, care 
and guidance of children, and communication 



Programs of Study 
Early Childhood/ 
Teacher Associate 



skills with parents and children. Additionally, 
students are provided with instmction conceming 
appropriate methodologies to teach children the 
fundamental skills in reading, writing, and 
mathematics. Students also leam how to promote 
cognitive and language, physical and motor, 
social and emotional, and creative development 
of young children. 



Graduates are prepared to plan and imple- 
ment developmentally appropriate programs in 
early childhood settings in a safe and orderly 
manner They are also prepared to interact in a 
professional manner with parents and student 
support services. Employment opportunities 
include child care programs, preschools, public 
and private schools, recreational centers. Head 
Start programs, and school age programs. 

Required courses and a plan of study 
suggesting the order in which courses should 
be taken are shown on this page. 



Teacher Associate - Degree 










(A5522B) Afternoon ® & Evening O Program 5 Semesters 








HOURS 






CLASS 


LABCUNICCREDrr 


1 - Fall 












EDU 153 


Health, Safety, & Nutrition 


3 








3 


EDU 119 


Early Childhood Education 


4 








4 


EDU 144 


Child Development 1 


3 








3 


EDU 275 


Effective Teacher Training 


2 








2 


ENG 111 


Expository Writing* 


3 








3 


2 - Spring 












EDU 118 


Teacher Associate Principles 












& Practices 


3 








3 


EDU 145 


Child Development II 


3 








3 


EDU 280 


Language & Literacy 












Experiences 


3 








3 


EDU 235 


School-Age Development 












& Programs 


2 








2 


ENG 113 


Literature-Based Research 


3 








3 




Humanities Elective 


3 








3 


3 - Summer 










CIS 110 


Introduction to Computers 


2 


2 





3 


MAT 140 


Survey of Mathematics* 


3 








3 


MAT 140A 


Survey of Mathematics Lab 





2 





1 


PSY 150 


General Psychology 


3 








3 


4 - Fall 












COb 111 


Co-Op Work Experience 1 








10 


1 


EDU 146 


Child Guidance 


3 








3 


EDU 271 


Educational Technology 


2 


2 





3 


EDU 151 


Creative Activities 


3 








3 


EDU 186 


Reading & Writing Methods 


3 








3 


PSY 263 


Educational Psychology 


3 








3 




Major Elective 


3 








3 


5 - Spring 












COE 121 


Co-Op Work Experience II 








10 


1 


EDU 131 


Child, Family & Community 


3 








3 


EDU 221 


Children with Exceptionalities 


3 








3 


EDU 257 


Math Methods & Materials 


2 


2 





3 


EDU 285 


Internship Exp-School Age 


1 








1 




Social Science Elective 


3 








3 



M^^^^^^Ri 




Required Courses Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 
060, MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be 
required based on placement test results. 



Instructional Apprentice Associate Option 

Certificate 

{C5522BIA) Afternoon © & Evening O Program 

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 

EDU 118 Teacher Associate Principles 

EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community 

EDU 144 Child Development I 

EDU 145 Child Development II 

EDU 275 Effective Teacher Training 



The Electrical/Electronics Technology pro- 
gram provides training in the fundamentals of 
electrical trades. Classroom and laboratory expe- 
riences enable the student to become proficient in 
installation and maintenance of electrical wiring; 
transformers; AC and DC motors; motor control 
circuits; lighting circuits; instrumentation; and 
programmable logic controllers as used in resi- 
dential, commercial, and industrial applications. 

Classroom instruction includes the funda- 
mentals of alternating and direct current; resi- 
dential, commercial, and industrial installation 



Programs of Study 

Electrical/Electronics 
Technology 



and maintenance; the National Electrical Code; 
AC and DC motors; transformers; electrical con- 
trol circuit diagrams; programmable logic con- 
trollers; and process control instrumentation. 
Additional classes include architectural drafting, 
English, math, and health. 



Electrical/Electronics Technology - Diploma 

(D35220) Day Program © 3 Semesters 



Students completing the Electrical/ 
Electronics Technology program earn a diploma 
and may complete the day program in three 
semesters or the evening program in six semes- 
ters. Certificate options are available for training 
in specific work needs. Students may complete 
certificates in Construction Electrician, Control 
Electrician, and Maintenance Electrician. The 
certificate options may be completed in the 
evening. 

Required courses and plans of study suggest- 
ing the order in which courses should be taken 
are shown on this page. 



DFT 115 Architectural Drafting 

ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 

ELC 118 National Electrical Code 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 

HEA 112 First Aid &CPR 

MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I* 

g - $pring 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB CREDtr 



ELC 113 Basic Wiring I 

ELC 117 Motors & Controls 

ELC 135 Electrical Machines I 

ELC 213 Instrunnentation 

3 - Summer 



ELC 115 Industrial Wiring 2 6 4 

ELC 128 Introduction to PLC 2 3 3 

ELC 215 Electrical Maintenance 2 3 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 42 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required based on 
placement test results. 



Electrical/Electronics Technology - Diploma 
(D35220) Evening Program O 6 Semesters HOURS 



CLASS LAB CREDIT 











ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 

ELC 113 Basic Wiring 1 

MAT 101 Applied Mathematics r 

2 - Spring 


3 
2 
2 


6 
2 


5 
4 
3 


ELC 115 Industrial Wiring 
ELC 117 Motors & Controls 

3 - Summer 


2 
2 


6 
6 


4 
4 


ELC 128 Introduction to PLC 
ENG 111 Expository Writing* 

4 - Fall 


2 
3 


3 



3 
3 


DFT 115 Architectural Drafting 
HEA 112 First Aid &CPR 

5 - Spring 


1 

1 


2 
2 


2 
2 


ELC 118 National Electrical Code 
ELC 135 Electrical Machines 1 

6 - Summer 


1 
2 


2 
2 


2 
3 



ELC 213 Instrumentation 

ELC 21 5 Electrical Maintenance 



Construction Electrician - Certificate 

(C35220B) Evening Program O 

ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 
ELC 113 Basic Wiring I 
ELC 115 Industrial Wiring 
ELC 118 National Electrical Code 

Control Electrician - Certificate 

(C35220C) Evening Program O 

ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 
ELC 117 Motors & Controls 
ELC 128 Introduction to PLC 
ELC 213 Instrumentation 

Maintenance Electrician - Certificate 

(C35220M) Evening Program O 

ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 
ELC 113 Basic Wiring I 
ELC 117 Motors & Controls 
ELC 215 Electrical Maintenance 



Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 



42 




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We live in a world of electronics. From DVD 
players in the home to satellites relaying radio 
and television programs between continents, the 
field of electronics has a profound influence on 
the way we live and work. Electronic equipment 
connects high speed computer networks to form 
the internet. Medical equipment contains elec- 
tronic devices of rapidly increasing sophistication. 
Electronics is a diverse and challenging field 
which continues to grow. Because of rapid expan- 
sion and growth, opportunities for careers in the 
electronics field are excellent. 

The Electronics Engineering Technology 
program provides a theoretical and practical base 
for electronics technicians who may work as 
assistants to engineers or as liaisons between 
engineers and skilled craftspersons. Electronics 
technicians apply their technological skills to 
problems related to research, design, develop- 
ment, installation, operation, maintenance, sales, 
and repair of electronic and computer equipment 
and systems. 



Programs of Study 

Electronics Engineering 
Technology 



Special features of this program include 
course offerings in digital and linear integrated 
circuits, electronic communication systems, fiber 
optics, computer upgrade and repair, local area 
networks, microprocessor technology, and com- 
puter programming. Curriculum courses are 
offered during the day and in the evening. In 



addition to the degree program, a Computer 
Repair certificate option is also available. 

Students may complete the Electronics 
Engineering Technology program in six semes- 
ters and receive the Associate in Applied Science 
degree. Graduates are prepared for employment 
in the electronics field. Those desiring to contin- 
ue their education may transfer the credits earned 
at Durham Technical Community College to a 
number of universities for applying toward a 
Bachelor of Technology degree. 

Required courses and a plan of study sug- 
gesting the order in vtiiich courses should be 
taken are shown on this page. 




Computer Repair - Certificate 

(C40200R) Day ® & Evening O Program 

CET 111 Computer Upgrade & Repair I 

CET 211 Computer Upgrade & Repair II 

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 

CIS 282 Netw/ork Technology 



Electronics Engineering Technology - Degree 
(A40200) Day © & Evening O Program 6 Semesters 



HOURS 
a^S LAB 



1 2 2 
3 3 4 
3 3 

2 2 3 



CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3" 

EGR 131 Introduction to Electronics Technology 1 2 2 

ELC 131 DC/AC Circuit Analysis 4 3 5 

MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry r 2 2 3 

2 - Spring 

ELC 127 Software for Technicians 
ELN 131 Electronic Devices 
ENG 111 Expository Writing* 
MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II 

3 - Summer 

ELN 132 Linear IC Applications 3 3 4 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

MAT 145 Analytical Math 3 3 

4 - Fall 

ELN 133 Digital Electronics 3 3 4 

ELN 234 Communication Systems 3 3 4 

PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics 3 2 4 

Humanities Elective 

5 - Spring 

CET 111 Computer Upgrade & Repair I 2 3 3 

ELN 232 Introduction to Microprocessors 3 3 4 
ELN 236 Fiber Optics & Lasers 3 2 4 

PSY 150 General Psychology 3 3 

g - Summer 



CET 211 Computer Upgrade & Repair II 2 

ELN 275 Troubleshooting 1 

Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



71 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



The need for Emergency Preparedness 
increases as our population grows and our expo- 
sure to natural, technological, and terrorist disas- 
ters increase. The ability to perform in a disaster 
requires skills in emergency operations and 
management. Through the degree program in 
Emergency Preparedness Technology at Durham 
Technical Community College, individuals are 
trained in the skills necessary for mitigation, 
preparedness, response, and recovery. 

The task of the emergency management tech- 
nician is to use a variety of resources, techniques, 
and skills to reduce the probability and impact of 
extreme events. When a disaster does occur, he 
or she assists in providing a quick restoration of 
routine to the community. How well a community 
or an organization prepares for and deals with 
disasters can affect the lives of its citizens as well as 
the economic viability of the entire community. 

Professionals in Emergency Preparedness 
Technology may be employed at the federal, state, 
or local government level. They work to minimize 
the effects of disasters to the public through pre- 
vention, education, planning, and response. 
Emergency Preparedness professionals must have 
skills in communication, problem-solving, and 
critical thinking when interacting with individuals 
in situations of great stress and crisis. 

The Emergency Preparedness Technology 
cuniculum is designed to provide students with a 
foundation of technical and professional knowl- 
edge needed for emergency services delivery in 
local and state government ^encies. Study 
involves both management and technical aspects 
of law enforcement, fire protection, emergency 



Programs of Study 

Emergency 

Preparedness 

Technology 

medical services, and emergency planning. 
Course work includes classroom and laboratory 
exercises to introduce the student to various 
aspects of emergency preparedness, protection, 
and enforcement. Students learn technical and 
administrative skills such as investigative princi- 



ples, hazardous materials, codes, standards, emer- 
gency agency operations, and finance. 
Employment opportunities include ambulance 
services, fire/rescue agencies, law enforcement 
agencies, fire marshal offices, industrial firms, 
educational institutions, emergency management 
offices, and other government agencies. Employed 
persons should have opportunities for skilled and 
supervisory-level positions. 

Required courses and a plan of study suggest- 
ing the order in which courses should be taken are 
shown below. 



Emergency Preparedness Technology - Degree 
(A55420) Evening Program O 5 Semesters 



HOURS 
CLASS LAB CREDIT 



CJC 121 
ENG 111 
EPT 120 
FIP 128 
FIP 236 

2 - Spring 


Law Enforcement Operations 
Expository Writing* 
Sociology of Disaster 
Detection & Investigation 
Emergency Management 


3 
3 
2 
3 
3 









3 
3 
2 
3 
3 


ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 
EPT 210 Disaster Response Operations 

& Management 
FIP 136 Inspections & Codes 

3 - Summer 


3 

3 

3 




2 



3 

4 
3 


CIS 110 
MAT 121 
POL 120 

4 - Fall 


Introduction to Computers 
Algebra/Trigonometry 1* 
American Government 
Humanities Elective 
Social Science Elective 


2 
2 
3 


2 
2 



3 
3 
3 


CJC 215 
EPT 150 
EPT 220 

FIP 228 
FIP 256 
FIP 276 

5 - Sprinq 


Organization & Administration 
EMS Incident Management 
Terrorism & Emergency 

Management 
Local Government Finance 
Municipal Public Relations 
Managing Fire Services 


3 
2 

3 
2 
2 
3 



2 







3 
3 

3 
2 
2 
3 



EPT 275 Emergency Operations Center 

Management 3 

FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 2 

FIP 164 OSHA Standards 2 

FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 2 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



55 



The Environment, Health, and Safety 
Technology program prepares students for 
employment as technicians in the industrial 
hygiene, occupational safety, and environmental 
technology fields. The program is designed to 
provide students with a strong education in the 
relevant regulations to enable them to work as 
effective compliance officers and initial emer- 
gency response technicians. The program offers a 
concentrated core of courses that examine the 



Programs of Study 

Environment, Health, 
& Safety Technology 



regulations of the Environmental Protection 
Agency; Occupational, Safety, and Health Act; and 
Department of Transportation which govern safe- 
ty issues in work environments. These courses are 




Occupational Safety - Certificate 
(C50160D) Evening Program O 2 Semesters 

EHS 111 Occupational Safety & Engineering 
EHS 113 OSH A Electrical Safety 
EHS 114 OSHA Regulations 
ISC 115 Construction Safety 
EHS 218 Occupational Ergonomics 

Occupational Health Management - Certificate 
(C50160N) Evening Program O 2 Semesters 

BUS 153 Human Resources Management 

EHS 111 Occupational Safety & Engineering 

EHS 114 OSHA Regulations 

EHS 218 Occupational Ergonomics 

LEX 285 Workers' Compensation Law 

Environmental Management - Certificate 

(C50160M) Evening Program O 2 Semesters 

EHS 116 Environmental Management 
EHS 211 Environmental Health & Toxicology 
EHS 215 Incident Management 
FIP 230 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials I 

Occupational Health - Certificate 
(C50160H) Evening Program O 2 Semesters 

EHS 112 Industrial Hygiene 

EHS 116 Environmental Management 

EHS 211 Environmental Health & 

Toxicology 
EHS 212 Industrial Hygiene Sampling 



complemented by lab and lecture courses 
addressing such subjects as occupational safety, 
environmental management, and industrial 
hygiene. Graduating students are prepared for 
environmental safety or occupational safety tech- 
nician positions in industrial, research, health 
care, and institutional facilities. The Associate in 
Applied Science degree may be completed in six 
semesters in the evening and through distance 
learning options. Certificate options, which 
may be completed evenings, are available in 
Environmental Management, Occupational Safety, 
Occupational Health, and Occupational Health 
Management. 

Required courses and a plan of study 
suggesting the order in which courses should 
be taken are shown on this page. 



Environment, Health, & Safety 

Technology - Degree 

(A501 60) Evening Program O 6 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CREPrr 

1 - Fall 

3 
5 
3 



ENG 111 Expository Writing * 3 

FIP 230 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials I 5 
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I* 2 2 

2 - S pring 



BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 

Major Elective 

3 - Fall 



EHS 112 Industrial Hygiene 
EHS 212 Industrial Hygiene Sampling 
Major Elective 

4 - Spring 



EHS 116 


Environmental Management 


4 





4 


EHS 211 


Environmental Health & 










Toxicology 


5 





5 


EHS 215 


Incident Management 


3 


2 


4 



5 - Fall 



EHS 111 Occupational Safety & Engineering 5 5 
EHS 218 Occupational Ergonomics 3 3 

Humanities Elective 

6 - Spring 

EHS 114 OSHA Regulations 4 4 

Major Elective 

Social Science Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 53 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Major Elective Credit Hours 10 

Social Science Elective Credit Hours 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 69 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



56 



The Fire Protection Technology program 
provides technical and professional knowledge for 
individuals interested in fire service careers. The 
program also enables the graduate to develop the 
management and supervisory skills needed in fire 
service. 

Classroom and laboratory exercises intro- 
duce the student to various fire hazards, fire pre- 
vention problems, and fire service administrative 
issues. The student learns technical skills such as 
calculating pump hydraulics, investigating arson 
scenes, applying firefighting strategies, and treat- 
ing and disposing of hazardous materials. The 
program also emphasizes the management prac- 
tices used in modern fire protection agencies. 

Graduates of the program may be employed 
by local and state government agencies, industri- 
al firms, and insurance companies. 

Graduates of the Fire Protection Technology 
program receive an Associate in ^plied Science 
degree. Fire Protection Technology classes are 
taught in the evening for the degree program. 
Fire Management and Wildland Fire Suppression 
certificate options are also available. 



Programs of Study 

Fire Protection 
Technology 




Fire Management - Certificate 

(C55240M) Day © or Evening O Program 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 

FIP 228 Local Government Finance 

FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 

FIP 248 Fire Service Personnel Administration 

FIP 256 Municipal Public Relations 

FIP 276 Managing Fire Services 



Wildland Fire Suppression - Certificate 

(C55240W) Day Program @ 2 Semesters 

FIP 180 Wildland Fire Behavior 
FIP 188 Introduction to Wildland Fires 
FIP 268 Wildland Fire Management 
FIP 272 Wildland Fire Strategy 



Classrooms, lab facilities, and faculty offices are 
located at Durham Tech's Northern Durham 
Center 

Required courses and a plan of study sug- 
gesting the order in which courses should be 
taken are shown on this page. 



Fire Protection Technology - Degree 
(A55240) Evening Program O 5 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CREDIT 

1 - Fall 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 3 3 

FIP 128 Detection & Investigation 3 3 

FIP 132 Building Construction 3 3 

♦ or 

Major Elective 

MAT 115 Mathematics Models* 2 2 3 

2 - Spring 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

FIP 124 Fire Prevention & Public Education 3 3 

FIP 136 Inspections & Codes 3 3 

♦ or 

FIP 232 Hydraulics & Water Distribution 2 2 3 

FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 3 

3 - Summ e r 

POL 1 20 American Government 3 3 

Humanities Elective 
Social Science Elective 

4 - F all 



FIP 


228 


Local Government Finance 


3 





3 


FIP 


230 


Chemistry of Hazardous Materials 1 


1 5 





5 


FIP 


244 


Fire Protection Project 


3 





3 


FIP 


256 


Municipal Public Relations 


3 





3 


FIP 


276 


Managing Fire Services 
Major Elective 


3 





3 


♦ or 












FIP 


132 


Building Construction 


3 





3 


5 - Sprinq 










FIP 


152 


Fire Protection Law 


3 





3 


FIP 


240 


Fire Service Supervision 


3 





3 


FIP 


248 


Fire Service Personnel 












Administration 


3 





3 


FIP 


260 


Fire Protection Planning 


3 





3 


FIP 
♦ or 
FIP 


232 


Hydraulics & Water Distribution 


2 


2 


3 


136 


Inspections & Codes 


3 





3 






Required Course Credit Hours 






62 






Humanities Elective Credit Hours 






3 






Social Science Elective Credit Hours 




3 






Major Elective Credit Hours 






3 



Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



71 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 

♦ These courses alternate each academic year. Students are 
required to complete ALL courses designated on this curriculum 
plan of study. 



Students in the General Education program 
receive the Associate in General Education degree 
(AGE) upon completion of 64 credit hours. The 
flexible AGE program is designed for individuals 
wishing to broaden their education with emphasis 
on personal interest, growth, and development. 
The two-year AGE program provides students 
opportunities to study English, literature, fine arts, 
philosophy social science, science, and mathemat- 
ics at the college level and to explore technical 
areas of study 

A total of 64 credit hours is required for the 
Associate in General Education degree; and each 
student must complete a minimum 18-hour group 



Programs of Study 
General Education 



of courses in English, social sciences, humanities, 
and mathematics/science. The remaining hours 
may be selected from any courses numbered 1 10 
and above (not designated for diploma or certifi- 
cate) that are offered at this college. 

Students who already have a college degree 
may transfer up to 36 hours of coursework into 
the General Education program for elective hours. 



Courses that are equivalent to the 18-hour group 
of courses are also accepted for transfer Students 
seeking a first degree may transfer more than 36 
elective hours into the program, provided that at 
least 1/4 of the total credit hours required are 
completed at Durham Tech including 9 of the 
final 18 hours. 

At Durham Tech, the program director and 
academic advisors work one-on-one with AGE 
students to individualize their plans of study to fit 
their academic needs. Students may enroll in this 
individualized program any semester and can 
complete requirements through day or evening 




Associate in General Education (A10300) 

The Associate in General Education degree is awarded upon successful completion of 64 semester credit hours, including the minimum in each of the 
areas below. All courses must be numbered 110 or above and not designated as diploma or certificate courses. 



English - 6 credit hours as follows: 

ENG 111 and either ENG 112 or 113 

Humanities - 6 credit hours selected from the following: 

ART, DRA, ENG (excluding ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 113), 
PRE, GER, HUM, ITA, MUS, PHI, POR, REL, SPA 

Mathematics or Science - 3 credit hours selected from the following: 
BIO, CHM, GEL, MAT PHY 



Electives - A minimum of 46 semester credit hours selected from 
course prefixes at left and ACA, COM, ENG (courses numbered 110 
and above not used to satisfy English requirements listed at left), 
HEA, PED, or any technical courses numbered 110 or above as 
found in the North Carolina Community College System Common 
Course Library. A maximum of 7 semester hours credit from ACA, 
HEA, and PED courses (with a limit of 2 semester credit hours from 
PED courses) can be counted toward the elective requirement. 



Social Sciences - 3 credit hours selected from the following: 
ANT, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, SOC 

Computer Competenq - CIS 070, CIS 1 13, or CIS 1 10 may also be 
required based on placement test results. 



58 



The Health Information Technology curricu- 
lum prepares individuals with the knowledge and 
skills to process, maintain, compile, and report 
health care information. 

A health information technician or coder 
analyzes health infonnation, assigns codes, and 
indexes diagnoses and procedures to support clini- 
cal care; assists medical research in hospitals, 
physicians' offices, and other health care facilities; 
and provides information for reimbursement 
purposes. 

Graduates may find employment in hospitals, 
rehabihtation facihties, long-tenn care facilities, 



Health Information Technology - Degree 
(A45360) Day Program © 6 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CUNIC CREDIT 

1 - Fall 

BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I 3 3 4 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

♦HIT 110 Health Information Orientation 2 2 
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 3 



Programs of Study 

Health Information 
Technology 



health insurance organizations, out-patient clinics, 
mental health facilities, and home health organi- 
zations. 



BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II 
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 
HIT 226 Principles of Disease 
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics* 
MAT 140A Survey of Mathematics Lab 
MED 122 Medical Terminology II 

3 - Summer 


3 
3 
3 
3 

3 


3 



2 











4 
3 
3 
3 
1 
3 


CIS 110 
COM 231 

4 - Fall 


Introduction to Computers 
Public Speaking 
Humanities Elective 


2 
3 


2 







3 
3 


HIT 112 
♦HIT 210 
HIT 212 
SOC 210 

5 - Spring 


Health Law & Ethics 
Healthcare Statistics 
Coding/Classification ! 
Introduction to Sociology 


3 
3 
3 
3 



2 
3 









3 
4 
4 
3 


BUS 137 Principles of Management 
CIS 152 Database Concepts & Applic. 
HIT 114 Record Systems/Standards 
HIT 214 Coding/Classification II 

6 - Summer 


3 
2 
2 
3 



2 
3 
3 








3 
3 
3 

4 


HIT 124 
HIT 222 
♦HIT 216 
♦HIT 280 


Directed Practice II 1 
Directed Practice III 
Quality Management 2 
Professional Issues 2 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 




2 



3 
6 




2 
2 
3 
2 

71 
3 



Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 74 

♦These courses alternate between day and evening offerings 
each academic year. Courses with a ♦ beside them will be 
offered during the day in years ending in an even number and 
during the evening in years ending with an odd number. 



A graduate of the diploma program may be 
eligible to write the national examination for certi- 
fication as a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). 
Courses in computer science, biology, and health 
occupations are helpful to students preparing for 
the Health Information Technology field. Day and 
evening classes are available in this program. 

Required courses and plans of study suggest- 
ing the order in which courses should be taken are 
shown on this page. 



Health Information Technology ~ Diploma 
(D45360) Day Program © 3 Semesters HOURS 

OASS LAB CUNIC CREDIT 

1 - Fall 

BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 4 2 5 
ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

HIT 112 Health Law & Ethics 3 3 

HIT 212 Coding/Classification I 3 3 4 

MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 3 

2 - Spring 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

HIT 114 Record Systems/Standards 2 3 3 

HIT 214 Coding/Classification II 3 3 4 

HIT 226 Principles of Disease 3 3 

MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 3 

3 - Sum me r 

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 

HIT 124 Directed Practice II 10 3 2 

HIT 222 Directed Practice III 6 2 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 41 



Health Information Technology - Diploma 
(D45360) Evening Program O 4 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CLINIC CREDIT 

1 - Fall 

BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 
ENG 111 Expository Writing* 
MED 121 Medical Terminology I 

2 - Spring 



4 2 5 
3 3 
3 3 



ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

HIT 212 Coding/Classification I 3 3 4 

HIT 226 Principles of Disease 3 3 

MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 3 

3 - Summer 

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 

HIT 112 Health Law & Ethics 3 3 

4 -Fall 



HIT 114 Record Systems/Standards 

HIT 124 Directed Practice II 

HIT 214 Coding/Classification II 

HIT 222 Directed Practice III 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A. MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



2 3 3 
10 3 2 

3 3 4 
6 2 

41 



I 



59 



The Industrial Systems Technology curricu- 
lum is designed to prepare or upgrade individuals 
to safely service, maintain, repair, or install equip- 
ment. Instruction includes theory and skills train- 
ing needed for inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, 
and diagnosing industrial systems. 

Students learn multi-craft technical skills in 
blueprint reading, mechanical systems mainte- 
nance, electricity, hydraulics/pneumatics, welding, 
machining or fabrication as well as various diag- 
nostic and repair procedures. Practical application 
in these industrial systems will be emphasized and 
additional advanced course work may be offered. 

Upon completion of this curriculum, gradu- 



Programs of Study 

Industrial Systems 
Technology 



ates should be able to individually, or with a team, 
safely install, inspect, diagnose, repair, and main- 
tain industrial process and support equipment. 
Students will also be encouraged to develop their 
skills as life-long leamers. 





Introductory HVAC - Certificate 

(C50240) 14 Semester Hours Credit 

MNT 110 Intro to Maintenance Procedures 

ISC 112 Industrial Safety 

AHR 110 Introduction to Refrigeration 

AHR 112 Heating Technology 



Introductory Welding - Certificate 

(C50240) 12 Semester Hours Credit 



MNT 


110 


Intro to Maintenance Procedures 


WLD 


112 


Basic Welding Processes 


ISC 


112 


Industrial Safety 


BPR 


111 


Blueprint Reading 


WLD 


121 


GMAW(MIG)FCAW/Plate 



Industrial Systems Technology - Degree 
(A50240) Day O & Evening O Program 5 Semesters 

HOURS 
Ct^SS LAB CREDFT 

1 - Fall 

ELC 112 DC/AC Electricity 
ENG 111 Expository Writing 
HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 
ISC 112 Industrial Safety 
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 

2 - Spring 

ELC 117 Motors & Controls 2 6 4 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

MNT 240 Industrial Equip Troubleshooting 1 3 2 
PHY 121 Applied Physics I 3 2 4 



3 6 5 

3 3 

2 3 3 

2 2 

2 2 3 



3 - Summer 



DFT 117 Technical Drafting 

ELC 215 Electrical Maintenance 

MEC 111 Machine Processes I 

PLU 111 Intro to Basic Plumbing 

4 - Fall 



1 2 2 

2 3 3 
2 3 3 
1 3 2 



AHR 110 Intro to Refrigeration 2 6 5 

BPR 111 Blueprint Reading 1 2 2 

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 

WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 2 

5 - Spring 



AHR 112 Heating Technology 2 

MNT 110 Intro to Maintenance Procedures 1 

MNT 230 Pumps & Piping Systems 1 

WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 2 

Humanities Elective 3 

Social Science Elective 3 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, MAT 
070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required based on place- 
ment test results. 



60 



The Information Systems curriculum pre- 
pares graduates for employment witli organiza- 
tions that use computers to process, manage, and 
communicate information. This flexible program 
is designed to meet community information sys- 
tems needs. 

Course work includes computer systems ter- 
minology, logic, operating systems, database, 
spreadsheet, data communications/networking, 
and related business topics. Studies provide experi- 
ence for students to implement, support, and cus- 
tomize industry-standard information systems. 



Programs of Study 
Information Systems 



Graduates should qualify for a variety of 
computer-related, entry-level positions that provide 
opportunities for advancement with increasing 
experience and ongoing training. Duties may 



include systems maintenance and troubleshooting, 
support and training, and business applications 
design and implementation. 

Students completing the Information Systems 
program receive an Associate in Applied Science 
degree. Students may complete the program dur- 
ing the day in five semesters and during the 
evening in eight semesters. Required courses and 
plans of study suggesting the order in which cours- 
es should be taken are shown on this page. 



Information Systems 

(A25260) Day Program © 5 Semesters 



HOURS 
]M CREDIT 



CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3" 

CIS 115 Introduction to Programming & Logic 2 2 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics* 3 3 

MAT 140 A Survey of Mathematics Lab 2 1 
Social Science Elective 

2 - Spring 

CET 111 Computer Upgrade/Repair I 2 3 3 

CIS 120 Spreadsheet 2 2 3 

CIS 130 Survey of Operating Systems 2 3 3 

CIS 152 Database Concepts* Applications 2 2 3 

CIS 282 Network Technology 3 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

3 - Summer 

CIS 145 Operating System - Single User 2 2 3 
CIS 172 Introduction to the Internet 2 3 3 

Business Elective 

Humanities Elective 

4 -Fa l l 



CIS 1 53 Database Applications 
CIS 169 Business Presentations 
OST 136 Word Processing 

Major Elective 

Major Elective 

5 - Spring 



CET 211 Computer Upgrade/Repair II 2 3 3 

CIS 165 Desktop Publishing 2 2 3 

CIS 225 Integrated Software 1 2 2 

COM 231 Public Speaking 3 3 
Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 55 

Business Elective Credit Hours 3 

Major Elective Credit Hours 8 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Social Science Elective Credit Hours 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 72 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



HOURS 
\m CREDIT 



information Systems - Degree 
(A25260) Evening Program O 8 Semesters 

1 - Fall 

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 

CIS 115 Introduction to Programming & Logic 2 2 3 
ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics* 3 3 

MAT 140A Survey of Mathematics Lab 2 1 

2 - Spring 

CIS 130 Survey of Operating Systems 2 3 3 

CIS 152 Database Concepts & Applications 2 2 3 
CIS 282 Network Technology 3 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

3 - Summer 

CIS 145 Operating System - Single User 2 2 3 
Business Elective 

4 - Fall 



CIS 120 Spreadsheet I 
OST 136 Word Processing 

Humanities Elective 
Social Science Elective 

5 - Spring 



CIS 



169 Business Presentations 
Major Elective 



8 - Spring 



CIS 225 Integrated Software 
COM 231 Public Speaking 
Major Elective 



Required Course Credit Hours 
Business Elective Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



CET 111 Computer Upgrade/Repair I 2 3 3 

CIS 153 Database Applications 2 2 3 

CIS 165 Desktop Publishing 2 2 3 

CIS 172 Introduction to the Internet 2 3 3 
Humanities Elective 

6 - Summer 

CET 211 Computer Upgrade/Repair II 2 3 3 

Major Elective 

7 - Fall 



61 



^mr. 



This Information Systems program concentration 
prepares students to install and support networks. 
Strong analytical skills and extensive computer 
knowledge are developed. Course work includes 
extensive hands-on experience with networks. 

Graduates should qualify for positions such as 
UN/PC administrator, microcomputer support spe- 
cialist, network control operator, network/computer 
consultant, and information systems specialist. 
Graduates are also prepared to sit for certification 
exams which can result in industry-recognized 
credentials. 

Students may complete the five-semester day 
offerings or eight-semester evening offerings in the 
Information Systems-Network Administration and 
Support concentration program and receive an 
Associate in Applied Science degree. 

Additional certificate options are available in 
NetWare Administration, Network -n, and Routing 
and Switching. 



Programs of Study 

Information Systems- 
Network Administration 
& Support 



NetWare Administration - Certificate 
(C2526DA) Day © & Evening O Program 

CIS 1 75 Network Management I 

CIS 275 Network Management II 

CIS 277 Network Design & Administration 

CIS 287 Network Support 

NET 110 Data Communication/Networking 



+ - Certificate 

Day © & Evening O Program 

Computer Upgrade/Repair I 
Computer Upgrade/Repair II 
Introduction to Computers 
Data Communication/Networking 
Network System Manager 1 
Network System Manager II 
or 

Network Management I 
Network Management II 



Routing & Switching - Certificate 

(C2526DC) Day O & Evening O Program 

NET 110 Data Communication/Networking 
NET 125 Routing & Switching I 
NET 126 Routing & Switching II 
NET 225 Adv Routing & Switching I 
NET 226 Adv Routing & Switching II 



Network 


(C2526DB) 


CET 


111 


CET 


211 


CIS 


110 


NET 


110 


CIS 


174 


CIS 


274 


CIS 


175 


CIS 


275 



Information Systems-Networic Administration 

& Support - Degree 

(A2526D) Day Program ® 5 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CREPrr 
1 - Fall 



CIS 110 
CIS 115 
ENG 111 
MAT 140 
MAT 140A 
NET 110 
2 - Spring 


Introduction to Computers 2 
Introduction to Programming & Logic 2 
Expository Writing* 3 
Survey of Mathematics* 3 
Survey of Mathematics Lab 
Data Communication/Networking 2 


2 
2 


2 
2 


3 
3 
3 
3 
1 
3 


CET 111 
CIS 130 
CIS 174 
CIS 175 
ENG 112 


Computer Upgrade & Repair 1 
Survey of Operating Systems 
Network System Manager 1 
Network Management 1 
Argument-Based Research 
Business Elective 


2 
2 
2 
2 
3 


3 
3 
2 
2 



3 
3 
3 
3 
3 


3 - Summer 








CIS 172 
CIS 184 
COM 231 
4 - Fall 


Introduction to Internet 
TCP/IP & NFS 
Public Speaking 


2 
2 
3 


3 
2 



3 
3 
3 


CIS 152 
CIS 274 
CIS 275 
NET 125 


Database Concepts & Applications 
Network System Manager II 
Network Management II 
Routing & Switching 1 
Humanities Elective 
Major Elective 


2 
2 
2 

1 


2 
2 
2 

4 


3 
3 
3 
3 


CIS 287 
COE 110 
COE 111 


Network Support 

World of Work 

Co-Op Work Experience 1 


2 

1 



2 

10 


3 
1 
1 



Major Elective 

Social Science Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 
Business Elective Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 



Total Semester Hours Required for A.A.S. Degree 72 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



Information Systems-Network Administration 

& Support - Degree 

(A2526D) Evening Program O 8 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CREDFT 

1 - Fall 

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 

CIS 115 Introduction to Programming & Logic 2 2 3 

MAT 1 40 Survey of Mathematics* 3 3 

MAT 1 40A Survey of Matbematlcs Lab 2 1 

NET 110 Data Communication/Networking 2 2 3 

2 - Spring 

CET 111 Computer Upgrade/Repair I 2 3 3 

CIS 172 Introduction to the Internet 2 3 3 

CIS 175 Network Management I 2 2 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 



3 - Summer 








CIS 184 TCP/IP & NFS 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 

4 - Fall 


2 
3 


2 



3 
3 



CIS 130 Survey of Operating Systems 2 3 3 

CIS 174 Network System Manager I 2 2 3 

CIS 275 Network Management II 2 2 3 
Business Elective 

5 - Spring 

CIS 152 Database Concepts & Applications 2 2 3 
CIS 274 Network System Manager II 2 2 3 

CIS 287 Network Support 2 2 3 

Humanities Elective 

6 - Summer 



COM 231 Public Speaking 

Social Science Elective 
7 -Fall 



NET 125 Routing & Switching I 
Major Elective 
- Spring 



1 4 3 



COE 110 World of Work 
COE 111 Co-Op Work Experience I 
Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 
Business Elective Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for A.A.S. Degree 



1 1 
10 1 



62 



The Internet Technologies curriculum is 
designed to prepare graduates for employment 
with organizations that use computers to dissemi- 
nate information via the Internet. The curriculum 
prepares students to create and implement these 
services. 

Course work includes computer and Internet 
terminology and operations, logic, operating 
systems, database and data communications/ 
networking, and related topics. Studies provide 



Programs of Study 
Internet Technologies 



opportunities for students to implement, support, 
and customize industry-standard Internet 
technologies. 



Graduates should qualify for career opportuni- 
ties as webmasters, Internet and intranet adminis- 
trators, Intemet applications specialists, Internet 
programmers, and Intemet technicians. 
Govemment institutions, industries, and other 
organizations employ individuals who possess the 
skills taught in this curriculum. 

Required courses and plans of study suggesting 
the order in which courses should be taken are 
shown below. 



Internet Technologies - Degree 
(A25290) Day Program Q 5 Semesters 

.EaiL 



HOURS 
LAB CREDIT 



CIS 
CIS 
ENG 
MAT 
MAT 
NET 



110 Introduction to Computers 2 
1 1 5 Introduction to Programming & Logic 2 

111 Expository Writing* 3 
140 Survey of Mathematics* 3 
140A Survey of Mathematics Lab 
110 Data Communications/Networking 2 



2 - Spring 



4 - Fall 



130 Web Site Management 2 

160 Principles of Web Design 2 

170 Introduction to Internet Databases 2 

Humanities Elective 

Major Elective 



5 - Spring 



CIS 246 Operating Systems - UNIX 
COE 110 World of Work 
COE 111 Co-Op Work Experience I 
ITN 150 Internet Protocols 
ITN 240 Internet Security 
Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for A.A.S. Degree 



CIS 130 Survey of Operating Systems 2 3 3 

CIS 1 52 Database Concepts & Applications 2 2 3 

CIS 172 Introduction to the Internet 2 3 3 

CIS 174 Network System Manager I 2 2 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

3 - Summer 

COM 231 Public Speaking 3 3 

CSC 160 Introduction to Internet Programming 2 2 3 

ITN 1 40 Web Development Tools 2 2 3 

Social Science Elective 



2 3 3 

1 1 
10 1 

2 2 3 
2 2 3 



72 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



Internet Technologies - Degree 

(A25290) Evening Program O 7 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CREDIT 

EaiL 



CIS 
CIS 



110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 

115 Introduction to Programming & Logic 2 2 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics* 3 3 

MAT 140A Survey of Mathematics Lab 2 1 

2 - Spring 

CIS 152 Database Concepts & Applications 2 2 3 
CIS 172 Introduction to the Internet 2 3 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

NET 110 Data Communications/Networking 2 2 3 

3 - Summer 



CIS 174 Network System Manager I 
COM 231 Public Speaking 

Social Science Elective 

4 -Fail 



5 - Spring 



CIS 130 Survey of Operating Systems 2 3 3 

CSC 160 Introduction to Internet Programming 2 2 3 

ITN 130 Web Site Management 2 2 3 

ITN 140 Web Development Tools 2 2 3 



CIS 246 Operating Systems - Unix 2 3 3 

ITN 160 Principles of Web Design 2 2 3 

ITN 170 Introduction to Internet Databases 2 2 3 
Major Elective 

6 - Summer 

ITN 240 Internet Security 2 2 3 

Humanities Elective 

7 - Fall 

COE 110 World of Work 
COE 111 Co-Op Work Experience I 
ITN 150 Internet Protocols 
Major Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Major Elective Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 

Total Semester Hours Required for A.A.S. Degree 



1 





1 


1 


10 


1 


2 

5 


2 


3 

60 
6 
3 
3 



63 



A machinist is a skilled craftsperson who 
shapes metal using machine and hand tools. To 
make precision parts from metal, a machinist 
selects the proper tools and materials to cut and 
shape the metal according to size specifications 
stated on a blueprint or in written requirements. 

The Machining Technology program 
provides individuals the opportunity to acquire 
the basic skills and related technical information 
needed to become a machinist. The student 
learns to set up and operate the various machine 
tools found in a modem shop, to read blueprints, 
and to make the calculations required to produce 
precision parts. The program also offers training 
in using such state-of-the-art equipment as 
computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine 
tools. In addition to using machine tools, student 
machinists leam the characteristics of various 
metals and how to use instruments to measure 
the accuracy of work. 



Machining Teclinology - Diploma 



Programs of Study 
Machining Teclmoiogy 



Machinist skills can open the door to a 
career with job security and good eaming poten- 
tial. New and expanding industries in the 
Triangle and surrounding areas need skilled 
machinists; thus, the demand is expected to con- 
tinue to grow. Precision is the key to the work of a 
machinist, and the challenge of creating preci- 
sion metal parts can provide a rewarding career 

Machining Technology classes are offered 
during the day and evening. Students may com- 
plete this diploma program in three semesters 
taking day classes or six semesters taking evening 
classes. A computer numerical controlled (CNC) 
machines certificate option is also available. 



Required courses and plans of study suggest- 
ing the order in which courses should be taken 
are shown on this page. 

^Measuring tools must be 
purchased for this program! 



(D50300) D 
1 - Fall 


ay Program © 3 Semester 


s 

CLASS 


HOURS 
LAE CREDFT 


DFT 117 
MAC 111 
MAC 121 
MAC 122 
MAT 101 
PHY 121 


Technical Drafting 
Machining Technology 1 
Introduction to CNC 
CNC Turning 
Applied Mathematics 1* 
Applied Physics 1 


1 
2 
2 
1 
2 
3 


2 2 
12 6 

2 

3 2 
2 3 
2 4 


2 - Spring 








BPR 111 
ENG 111 
MAC 112 
MAC 124 
MAC 151 
MAC 248 


Blueprint Reading 
Expository Writing* 
Machining Technology II 
CNC Milling 
Machining Calciilatinns 
Production Procedures 


1 
3 
2 
1 

1 
1 


2 2 
3 

12 6 

3 2 
2 2 
2 2 


3 - Summer 








l\/lachining Technology - Diploma 

(D50300) Evening Program O 6 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CREPrr 
1 - Fall 
MAC 111 



BPR 111 
2 - Spring 



Machining Technology I 
Blueprint Reading 



MAC 112 Machining Technology II 
3 - Summer 



12 



BPR 121 Blueprint Reading: Mechanical 1 2 2 

MAC 113 Machining Technology III 2 12 6 

MAC 222 Advanced CNC Turning 1 3 2 

MAC 224 Advanced CNC Milling 1 3 2 



DFT 117 Technical Drafting 

MAC 121 Introduction to CNC 

MAC 122 CNC Turning 

MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I* 

4 - Fall 



1 2 2 

2 2 

1 3 2 

2 2 3 



Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 



Computer Numerical Controlled Option 

Certificate 

(C50300C) Day © & Evening O Program 

BPR 111 Blueprint Reading 

MAC 121 Introduction to CNC 

MAC 122 CNCTuming 

MAC 124 CNC Milling 

MAC 151 Machining Calculations 

MAC 222 Advanced CNC Tuming 

MAC 224 Advanced CNC Milling 

MAT 101 Applied Mathematics* 



48 



ENG 111 Expository Writing* 

MAC 124 CNC Milling 

MAC 151 Machining Calculations 

MAC 222 Advanced CNC Turning 

5 - S p ring 



3 3 

1 3 2 

1 2 2 

1 3 2 



BPR 121 Blueprint Reading: Mechanical 1 2 2 

MAC 224 Advanced CNC Milling 1 3 2 

MAC 248 Production Procedures 1 2 2 

PHY 121 Applied Physics I 3 2 4 



6 - Summer 



MAC 113 Machining Technology III 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 



12 



48 ' 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, | 
RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required based on 
placement test results. 



64 



For the student seeking diversity, challenge, 
and a role in the rapidly changing world of mod- 
sm medicine, Durham Tech's Medical Office 
administration program offers the opportunity to 
acquire skills and knowledge as a medical office 
professional. 

The student develops office skills in such 
basic areas as keyboarding, word processing, and 
communication. These skills are complemented 
by courses in medical legal issues, medical 
terminology, billing and coding, and medical 
transcription. 



Programs of Study 

Medical 
Office Administration 



Employment opportunities include the 
offices of allied health facilities, HMOs, insurance 
claim processors, laboratories, and manufactur- 
ers and suppliers of medical and hospital 
equipment. 



Classes in Medical Office Administration are 
offered during the day and in the evening. 
Students may complete the Associate in Applied 
Science degree in five semesters taking classes 
during the day or in seven semesters taking 
evening classes. 

Required courses and plans of study suggest- 
ing the order in which courses should be taken 
are shovm on this page. 



Medical Office Administration - Degree 

[A25310) Day Program © 5 Semesters 



HOURS 

L^ CREPrr 



I - Fall 

BUS 110 

ENG 111 

VIAT 115 

VIED 121 

DST 131 

DST 184 

I - Spring 



Introduction to Business 
Expository Writing* 
Mathematical Models* 
Medical Terminology I 
Keyboarding 
Records Management 



Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



^CC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 

DIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 

WIED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 

DST 132 Keyboard Skill Building 1 2 

OST 148 Medical Coding, Billing, & Insurance 3 

3 - Summer 

OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 2 2 

OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 3 

OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3 

Social Science Elective 

4 - Fall 



COM 231 
OST 136 
OST 241 
OST 243 
OST 289 


Public Speaking 
Word Processing 
Medical Office Transcription 1 
Medical Office Simulation 
Office Systems Management 
Humanities Elective 


3 

1 
1 
2 
2 



2 
2 
2 
2 


3 
2 
2 
3 
3 












COE 110 
COE 112 
OST 236 

OST 242 
OST 284 


World of Work 

Co-Op Work Experience 1 

Advanced Word/Information 

Processing 

Medical Office Transcription II 

Emerging Technologies 


1 


2 
1 
1 



20 

2 
2 
2 


1 
2 

3 
2 
2 




Required Course Credit Hours 

Humanities Elective 

Social Science Elective Credit Hours 




66 
3 
3 



72 



'ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



Medical Office Administration - Degree 
(A25310) Evening Program O 7 Semesters HOURS 



CLASS LAE CREPrr 



1 - Fall 



BUS 110 Introduction to Business 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 

MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 

OST 131 Keyboarding 

2 - Spring 



"3 3- 

3 3 
2 2 3 
1 2 2 



ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 4 

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

OST 132 Keyboard Skill Building 1 2 2 



3 - Summer 



COM 231 Public Speaking 

OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 

OST 149 Medical Legal Issues 

4 - Fall 



3 3 

2 2 3 

3 3 



MED 121 Medical Terminology I 3 3 

OST 136 Word Processing 1 2 2 

OST 164 Text Editing Applications 3 3 

OST 184 Records Management 1 2 2 

5 - S pring 

MED 122 Medical Terminology II 3 3 

OST 148 Medical Coding, Billing & Insurance 3 3 
OST 236 Advanced Word/Information 

Processing 2 2 3 

OST 284 Emerging Technologies 1 2 2 

g - Summer 



OST 241 



7 - Fall 



Medical Office Transcription I 
Humanities Elective 



COE 110 World of Work 1 1 

COE 112 Co-Op Work Experience I 20 2 

OST 242 Medical Office Transcription II 12 2 

OST 243 Medical Office Simulation 2 2 3 

OST 289 Office Systems Management 2 2 3 
Social Science Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 66 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Social Science Elective Credit Hours 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 72 



65 



Durham Technical Community College 
offers a two-year associate's degree program to 
train occupational therapy assistants in the 
Triangle area. The curriculum prepares graduates 
to work under the guidance and supervision of a 
registered occupational therapist (OTR/L). 
Certified Occupational Therqjy Assistants 
(COTAs) help registered therapists in all aspects 
of occupational therapy from screening and 
assessment to treatment and documentation. 

OT is a rehabilitation profession that focuses 
on doing and action. OT professionals work with 
people to improve their ability to participate in 
work, leisure, and self-care activities. They work 
with all age groups in a wide variety of settings. 
Children are assisted with school and play skills. 
Adolescents are assisted with prevocational and 
social skills. Adults are assisted in recovering 
from injuries or helping them cope with long- 
term illnesses or disabilities. Older adults are 
assisted in regaining skills or making changes in 
their homes for safer or more independent living 
situations. OT personnel work in hospitals, reha- 
bilitation centers, schools, nursing homes, com- 
munity settings, home health agencies, psychi- 
atric and mental health centers, hand therapy 
sites, and other health care settings. Treatment 
may be conducted in individual or group ses- 
sions. Activities that are personally meaningful 
are also used to assist clients in meeting their 
goals. OT personnel must be flexible, empathetic, 
organized, and creative to provide clients with the 
best opportunities to progress and achieve what is 
important to them. 

Acceptance for admission is conducted on a 
first-come, first-served basis. All admissions 
requirements must be completed prior to a stu- 
dent's placement on the waiting list. Courses are 
offered in a sequential order, starting once each 
yean All eligible students may take non-OTA pre- 
fix courses as soon as they complete college 
admission requirements for curriculum students. 
Students may elect to complete the program on 
an extended part-time basis, with faculty consul- 
tation; however, full-time clinical internships are 
a critical part of the OTA training program and 
must be completed within 18 months of other 
class work to successfully complete the program. 
Clinical sites are spread throughout the region, 
and reliable transportation is essential. 

After completing the curriculum plan of 
study, the student is awarded an Associate in 
Applied Science degree in Occupational Therapy 



Programs of Study 

Occupational 
Therapy Assistant 



Assistant. The program is accredited by the 
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy 
Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupa- 
tional Therapy Association (AOTA). AOTA can be 
contacted for further information about OTA 
programs at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, 
MD 20824-3425 or by calling 301-653-AOTA. 



Graduates from the program are eligible to 
sit for the national certification examination for 
occupational therapy assistants. This exam is 
administered by the National Board of 
Certification in Occupational Therapy To receive 
information, call 919-990-7979. The state of 
North Carolina requires licensure based on com- 
pletion of an accredited program and passage of 
the NBCOT examination in order to practice 
under OTR supervision. These processes are sepa- 
rate from the college's program and graduation 
requirements. 

Required courses and a plan of study sug- 
gesting the order in which courses should be 
taken are shown on this page. 



Occupational Therapy Assistant - Degree 



(A45500) D 


ay Program © 6 Semester 


s 


HOURS 




1 - Summer 


CLASS 


LAB CUNIC CREDIT 


BIO 168 
ENG 111 
OTA 110 


Anatomy & Physiology 1 
Expository Writing* 
Fundamentals of OT 


3 
3 
2 


3 

3 







4 
3 
3 


PSY 150 


General Psychology 


3 








3 


2 - Fall 












BIO 169 
ENG 112 
OTA 120 


Anatomy & Physiology II 
Argument-Based Research 
OT Media 1 


3 
3 

1 


3 

3 







4 
3 
2 


OTA 140 


Professional Skills 1 





3 





1 


PSY 281 


Abnormal Psychology 


3 








3 














OTA 130 


Assessment Skills 


2 


3 





3 


OTA 161 


Fieldwork 1 - Placement 1 








3 


1 


OTA 162 


Fieldwork 1 - Placement 2 








3 


1 


OTA 170 
OTA 180 


Physical Dysfunction 
Psychosocial Dysfunction 


2 
2 


3 
3 






3 
3 


4 - Summer 










OTA 164 


Fieldwork 1 - Placement 4 








3 


1 


OTA 250 
OTA 240 


Life Span Skills II 
Professional Skills II 


2 



3 
3 






3 
1 


PSY 241 


Developmental Psychology 


3 








3 


5 - Fall 












OTA 150 
OTA 163 


Life Span Skills 1 
Fieldwork 1 - Placement 3 


2 



3 




3 


3 
1 


OTA 220 


OT Media II 


1 


6 





3 


OTA 245 


Professional Skills III 
Humanities Elective 





3 





1 


6 - Sprinq 












OTA 260 


Fieldwork II - Placement 1** 








18 


6 


OTA 261 


Fieldwork II - Placement 2" 








18 


6 


OTA 280 


Professional Transition 





2 





1 



Required Course Credit Hours 66 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 69 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, RED 090, or a developmental 
computer skills course may be required based on placement test 
results. 

"OTA 260 and OTA 261 must be completed within 18 months of 
other course work. 



66 



Well-qualified office personnel are in grow- 
ing demand in business, industry, government, 
and the professions. This curriculum prepares the 
student to perform secretarial and administrative 
support duties in a variety of offices, including 
those with computerized, automated functions. 

Students complete courses designed to devel- 
op proficiency in the use of integrated software, 
oral and written communication, analysis and 
coordination of office duties and systems, and 
other support topics. Emphasis is on non-techni- 
cal as well as technical sicills. 



Programs of Study 

Office Systems 
Technology 



Graduates should qualify for employment in 
a variety of positions in business, government, 
and industry. Job classifications range from entry 
level to middle management. Office Systems 



Technology classes are offered during the day 
and in the evening. Students may complete the 
Associate in Applied Science degree in five semes- 
ters taking day classes or in seven semesters 
talcing evening classes. 

The Word Processing certificate prepares 
students for positions requiring knowledge of 
word processing applications. This certificate is 
beneficial for personal or professional use. 

Required courses and plans of study suggest- 
ing the order in which courses should be taken 
are shown on this page. 



Office Systems Technology - Degree 

(A25360) Day Program © 5 Semesters HOURS 

ct7\ss L^ CREPrr 

-Fall 



Office Systems Technology - Degree 
(A25360) Evening Program O 7 Semesters HOURS 



4# 



US 110 Introduction to Business 3 3" 

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 2 2 3 

OST 131 Keyboarding 1 2 2 

OST 184 Records Management 1 2 2 

2 - Spring 

ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 4 

CIS 120 Spreadsheet I 2 2 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

OST 132 Keyboard Skill Building 1 2 2 

OST 181 Introduction to Office Systems 2 2 3 



3 - Summer 



COM 231 
OST 134 
OST 136 
OST 164 

4 - Fall 


Public Speaking 

Text Entry & Formatting 

Word Processing 

Text Editing Applications 


3 
2 

1 
3 



2 
2 



3 
3 
2 
3 


OST 135 
OST 223 
OST 236 


Advanced Text Entry & Format 
Machine Transcription 1 
Adv. Word/Information Processing 
Humanities Elective 
Social Science Elective 


3 

1 
2 


2 
2 
2 


4 
2 
3 


CIS 165 
COE 110 
COE 112 
OST 224 
OST 284 
OST 289 


Desktop Publishing 2 
World of Work 1 
Co-Op Work Experience 1 
Machine Transcription II 1 
Emerging Technologies 1 
Office Systems Management 2 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 
Social Science Elective Credit Hours 


2 

20 
2 
2 
2 


3 
1 
2 
2 
2 
3 

64 
3 
3 



Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 

Word Processing - Certificate 

(C25360) Day O & Evening O Program 

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 

CIS 165 Desktop Publishing I 

OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 

OST 136 Word Processing 

OST 164 Text Editing Applications 

OST 289 Office Systems Management 



Fall 



BUS TTO Introduction to Business 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 

MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 

OST 131 Keyboarding 

2 - Spring 



3 3 

3 3 

2 2 3 

1 2 2 



3 


2 


4 


1 


2 


2 


3 





3 


1 


2 


2 


2 


2 


3 


1 


2 


2 


2 


2 


3 


1 


2 


2 



ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 4 

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

OST 132 Keyboard Skill Building 1 2 2 

3 - Summer 

COM 231 Public Speaking 3 3 

OST 134 Text Entry & Formatting 2 2 3 

OST 181 Introduction to Office Systems 2 2 3 

4 -Fa ll 

OST 1 35 Advanced Text Entry & Format 
OST 136 Word Processing 
OST 164 Text Editing Applications 
OST 184 Records Management 

5 - Spring 

CIS 165 Desktop Publishing 

OST 223 Machine Transcription I 

OST 236 Adv. Word/Information Processing 

OST 284 Emerging Technologies 

6 - Summer 

OST 224 Machine Transcription II 12 2 

Humanities Elective 

7 -Fall 

CIS 120 Spreadsheet! 2 2 3 

COE 110 World of Work 1 1 

COE 112 Co-Op Work Experience 20 2 

OST 289 Office Systems Management 2 2 3 

Social Science Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 64 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Social Science Elective Credit Hours 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 70 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 



67 



The Opticianry program is a two-year pro- 
gram of study which teaches the student to 
become an optician. Opticians receive lens pre- 
scriptions from eye doctors, determine the size 
and style of eyeglasses desired by the customer, 
make lenses and cut them to fit into an eyeglass 
frame, and adjust finished glasses to fit the cus- 
tomer The graduate acquires competencies in all 
phases of opticianry, including surfacing which 
consists of blocking, fining, polishing, and 
inspecting both plastic and glass single- 
vision/multifocal lenses; benchwork, which 
includes edging, hand beveling, safety beveling, 
heat treating, chemical tempering, tinting, and 
mounting lenses; and dispensing, which includes 
measuring, adapting, and fitting eyeglasses and 
contact lenses to the patient. 

The curriculum also includes courses in 
communication skills, social sciences, microcom- 
puter fundamentals, and business. These courses 
augment the student's technical instmction and 
provide a well-rounded educational background. 

An important facet of the Opticianry curricu- 
lum is the student practicum, which allows the 
individual student to practice competencies and 
skills learned in the classroom. Practicum activi- 
ties include adjusting and repairing eyeglasses at 
medical centers, retail optical shops, senior citi- 
zen centers, and convalescent centers in the 
greater Durham area. 



Programs of Study 
Opticianry 



Upon completion of the five-semester day 
sequence of courses in the Opticianry program, 
the Associate in Applied Science degree in 
Opticianry is conferred and satisfies the formal 
educational requirements necessary to qualify for 



the licensing examination given by the North 
Carolina State Board of Opticians. An Optical 
Apprentice certificate option is also available. The 
six-course certificate option may be completed in 
the evening or on the Intemet. 

The Opticianry program is accredited by the 
Commission on Opticianry Accreditation and 
approved by the North Carolina State Board of 
Opticians. 

Required courses and a plan of study 
suggesting the order in which courses should be 
taken are shown on this page. 



Optical Apprentice - Certificate 

(C45520) 

OPH 101 Math for Opticians 

OPH 102 Ophthalmic Lab Concepts 

OPH 121 Anatomy & Physiology-Eye 

OPH 131 Optical Dispensing I 

OPH 141 Optical Theory I 

OPH 260 Basic Contact Lens Concepts 



Opticianry - Degree 

(A45560) Day Program O 5 Semesters 

1 - Fa ll 



HOURS 

im CUNIC CREDIT 



2 3 

3 

2 3 

3 

3 




CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2" 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 

MAT 121 Algebra & Trigonometry r 2 

OPH 131 Optical Dispensing I 3 

OPH 141 Optical Theory I 3 

? - Spring 

OPH 111 Ophthalmic Lab I 2 3 3 

OPH 121 Anatomy & Physiology-Eye 3 3 

OPH 132 Optical Dispensing II 3 2 4 

OPH 142 Optical Theory II 3 3 

Science Elective 

3 - Summer 

ACC 120 Principles of Financial 

Accounting 3 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 

4 - Fan 

OPH 112 Ophthalmic Lab II 2 3 3 

OPH 222 Optical Business Management 3 3 

OPH 233 Advanced Optical Procedures 3 2 4 

OPH 251 Optical Internship I 3 1 

OPH 261 Contact Lenses I 3 3 4 

5 - Spring 



2 4 

3 

3 



OPH 215 Laboratory Proficiency 

OPH 243 Technical Proficiency 3 

OPH 262 Contact Lenses II 3 

OPH 282 Optical Externship I 
Humanities Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 
Science Elective Credit Hours 
Humanities Elective Credit Hours 



Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



6 2 

3 

3 4 

6 2 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required based 
on placement test results. 



68 



The Paralegal Technology program prepares 
le student to work under the general direction of 
ttomeys, at times assisting them in complicated 
nd difficult tasks. Paralegals, also called legal 
ssistants, are also trained to perform independ- 
nt legal work under the supervision of an attor- 
ey, supervise legal office personnel, and perform 
lany legal functions which do not require a law 
cense. The program covers general subjects like 
nglish, accounting, and psychology as well as 
Kcialized legal courses that include real proper- 
I, torts, contracts, criminal law and procedure, 
orporations and partnerships, legal research, 
imily law, and real estate transactions. Courses 
jch as title abstracting are taught at the 
lurham and Orange County Courthouses. 

Paralegal Technology graduates may per- 
)nn a wide range of legal services under the 



Programs of Study 
Paralegal Technology 



supervision of an attorney Graduates are trained 
to search real estate titles, prepare pleadings for 
trial, probate estates, handle real estate closings, 
perform legal research, and manage law offices. 



Employment opportunities are excellent for 
paralegal graduates in law firms, govemment 
agencies, and corporations. 

Graduates receive an Associate in Applied 
Science degree. Students may enroll in day or 
evening classes and complete the program in 
five semesters. Business Law and Civil Litigation 
certificate options are also available. 

Required courses and a plan of study 
suggesting the order in which courses should 
be taken are shown on this page. 



business Law Option - Certificate 

IV25380B) Day © & Evening O Program 

EX 110 Introduction to Paralegal Study 

EX 1 50 Commercial Law I 

EX 210 Real Property I 

EX 211 Real Property II 

EX 220 Corporate Law 

EX 250 Wills, Estates, & Trusts 

EX 260 Bankruptcy & Collections 



*ivil Litigation Option - Certificate 

\25380C) Day O & Evening O Program 

EX 130 Civil Injuries 

EX 140 Civil Litigation I 

EX 141 Civil Litigation II 

EX 1 50 Commercial Law I 



Paralegal Technology - Degree 

(A25380) Day © & Evening O Program 5 Semesters 




1 - Fall 




CLASS 


HOURS 
LAB CREPrr 


CIS 110 
ENG 111 
LEX 110 
LEX 130 
LEX 140 
LEX 160 
LEX 210 


Introduction to Computers 

Expository Writing* 

Introduction to Paralegal Study 

Civil Injuries 

Civil Litigation 1 

Criminal Law & Procedure 

Real Property 1 


2 
3 
2 
3 
3 
2 
3 


2 3 
3 
2 
3 
3 
2 3 
3 


2 - Spring 








ENG 112 
LEX 141 
LEX 150 
LEX 211 
LEX 220 


Argument-Based Research 
Civil Litigation II 
Commercial Law 1 
Real Property II 
Corporate Law 


3 
2 
2 
1 
2 


3 
2 3 
2 3 
4 3 
2 



3 - Summer 



LEX 240 Family Law 3 3 

LEX 270 Law Office Management/Technology 1 2 2 
MAT 115 Mathematical Models* 2 2 3 

4 - Fall 



ACC 120 

COM 231 

LEX 120 

LEX 250 

LEX 285 

9 - Spring 



Principles of Financial Accounting 3 2 4 

Public Speaking 3 3 

Legal ResearchA/Vriting I 2 2 3 

Wills, Estates, & Trusts 2 2 3 

Workers' Compensation Law 2 2 
Humanities Elective 



EX 210 Real Property I 



LEX 121 Legal ResearchAA/riting II 2 2 3 

LEX 180 Case Analysis & Reasoning 1 2 2 

LEX 260 Bankruptcy & Collections 2 2 

LEX 280 Ethics & Professionalism 2 2 

LEX 286 Medical Evidence Analysis 1 2 2 
Social Science Elective 

Required Course Credit Hours 68 

Humanities Elective Credit Hours 3 

Social Science Elective Credit Hours 3 

Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 74 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 
060, MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be 
required based on placement test results. 



69 



The Pharmacy Technology program pre- 
pares the student to become a pharmacy techni- 
cian. These allied health professionals are 
employed in a variety of pharmacy practice set- 
tings. Supervised by a registered phamiacist, they 
perform a variety of technical duties related to 
preparing and dispensing drugs in accordance 
with standard procedures and laws. 

Pharmacy technicians are trained to inter- 
pret physicians' medication orders, fill orders to 
be checked by pharmacists, and deliver the 
orders. They prepare admixtures of intravenous 
solutions, replenish dmgs, maintain patient pro- 
file records, prepare bulk formulations, assist with 
over-the-counter dmgs and health aids, and per- 
form clerical duties, including processing insur- 
ance forms required by third-party payers. 
Pharmacy technicians are vital assets to pharma- 
cists because their training allows them to per- 
form technical pharmaceutical procedures, thus 
enabling pharmacists to devote additional time to 
their professional tasks. 



Programs of Study 
Pharmacy Technology 



At Durham Technical Community College, 
the Pharmacy Technology student receives train- 
ing in medication dispensing procedures. 
Additional study includes phamiacology, phar- 
maceutical math, microcomputers, and patho- 
physiology. The student practices procedural skills 
in a simulated pharmacy technology laboratory. 
Clinical practice takes place at Duke University 
Medical Center, Durham Regional Hospital, 
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of 
North Carolina Hospitals, Rex Healthcare, Person 
Memorial Hospital, Lincoln Community Health 
Center, and selected retail phannacies. 

Many area hospitals are rapidly expanding 
their pharmacy services to meet the increasing 
need for higher quality patient care and to con- 



form to governmental regulations. Such expan- 
sion has created a greater need for technical sup- ' 
port personnel to carry out routine functions in 
dispensing drugs. Pharmacy Technology gradu- 
ates are prepared to meet this need, and job 
opportunities for these graduates remain excel- 
lent. In addition to employment in hospitals, 
graduates may also be employed by nursing 
homes, retail drug stores, dmg manufacturers, 
research laboratories, wholesale dmg companies, 
and home health care agencies. 

While a student may enroll in this diploma 
program any semester, the three-semester day 
sequence of courses shown in the plan of study is 
based on a full-time student enrolling in the 
spring or summer semester. A Retail Pharmacy 
Technician certificate option is also available. 

Durham Technical Community College is 
accredited for pharmacy technician training by 
the American Society of Health-System 
Pharmacists. 

Required courses and a plan of study sug- 
gesting the order in which courses should be 
taken are shown on this page. 



Pharmacy Technology - Diploma 

(D45580) Day Program O 3 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CLINIC CREPrr 



BIO 163 Basic Anatc 



JIO ■ 16:f Basic Anatomy & Physiology 4 2 5~ 

PHM 110 Introduction to Pharmacy 3 3 

PHM 111 Pharmacy Practice I 3 3 4 

PHM 115 Pharmacy Calculations 3 3 

2 -Fall 



ENG 111 
PHM 112 
PHM 118 
PHM 120 

3 - Spring 



Expository Writing* 
Pharmacy Practice II 
Sterile Products 
Pharmacology I 



3 3 

3 3 4 

3 3 4 

3 3 



PHM 125 
PHM 138 
PHM 140 
PSY 118 



Pharmacology II 
Pharmacy Clinical 
Trends in Pharmacy 
Interpersonal Psychology 



Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 



3 3 

24 8 

2 2 

3 3 

45 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required based on 
placement test results. CIS 070, CIS 113, or CIS 110 may also 
be required based on placement test results. 

Retail Pharmacy Technician - Certificate 

(C45580R) Day Program O 4 Semesters 

PHM 110 Introduction to Pharmacy 

PHM 111 Pharmacy Practice I 

PHM 115 Pharmacy Calculations 

PHM 120 Pharmacology I 

PHM 125 Pharmacology II 




Durham Technical Community College and 
?ake Technical Community College have joined 
Dgether to offer a one-semester program for 
raining phlebotomy technicians in the Triangle 
rea, The Phlebotomy curriculum prepares the 
;aduate to draw blood specimens from patients 
3r testing and analysis. A phlebotomy techni- 
ian's duties are related to preparing and main- 
lining equipment used in obtaining blood speci- 
[lens, using appropriate communication skills 
?hen working with patients, selecting venipunc- 
jre sites, caring for blood specimens, entering 



Programs of Study 
Phlebotomy 



the testing process into the computer and 
performing associated clerical and record-keepii 
duties. 

The program is offered during the day at 
Durham Tech every fall semester and at Wake 



Tech every spring semester Clinical training takes 
place at University of North Carolina Hospitals, 
WakeMED, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 
Raleigh Community Hospital, Rex Healthcare, 
and Wake County Human Services. 

The program is approved by the National 
Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory 
Science. Graduates receive a certificate. 

Required courses and a plan of study 
suggesting the order in which courses should be 
taken are shown on this page. 




Phlebotomy - Certificate 

(C45600) Day Program ® 1 Semester HOURS 

CtJ\SS LAB CLINIC CREPrr 

1 - Fall 

PBT 100 Phlebotomy Technology* 5 2 6 

PBT 101 Phlebotomy Practicum 9 3 

PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology 3 3 



Total Semester Hours Required for a Certificate 



12 



*ENG 070, ENG 080,RED 070, RED 080, MAT 050 and/or MAT 
060 may be required based on placement test results. 




71 



The Practical Nursing program prepares the 
student to care for patients with a variety of com- 
mon medical-surgical problems in various stages 
of illness. The licensed practical nurse is dedicat- 
ed to helping assess the patient's physical and 
mental health, including the patient's reaction to 
illnesses and treatment regimens; recording and 
reporting the results of the nursing assessment; 
participating in implementing the health care 
plan developed for the patient by other authorized 
health care professionals; reinforcing the teach- 
ing and counseling of a registered nurse, licensed 
physician, or dentist; and recording and reporting 
the nursing care rendered and the patient's 
response to that care. 

Approved by the North Carolina Board of 
Nursing, this one-year program involves both 
classroom and clinical activities. The program 



Programs of Study 
Practical Nursing 



focuses on theory and practice in a broad range 
of nursing activities. These activities encompass 
direct patient care in relatively stable nursing 
situations. In addition to instruction in nursing 
care, the student completes related general 
education courses and is also introduced to 
microcomputers. Formal classroom study takes 
place at Durham Technical Community College. 
Practical experience is gained through clinical 
courses planned to follow theory and conducted 
under the instnictor's supervision. Clinical expe- 
riences take place at Duke University Medical 



Center, Durham Regional Hospital, Lincoln 
Community Health Center, and other area health 
care facilities. 

Program graduates are awarded diplomas in 
Practical Nursing. They are eligible to take the 
National Council Licensure Examination 
(NCLEX-PN), which is required for practice as a 
practical nurse. Licensed practical nurses are 
employed in hospitals, nursing homes, extended- 
care facilities, clinics, physicians' and dentists' 
offices, and other health care agencies. 
Classes are offered during the day The program 
may be completed in one year. A new student ma) 
enroll in the fall or spring semesters. 

Required courses and a plan of study 
suggesting the order in which courses should be i 
taken are shown on this page. ^ 



Practical Nursing - Diploma 

(D45660) Day Program © 3 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CUNICCREPrr 

1 - Fall or Spring 

BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 
NUR 101 Practical Nursing I 
PSY 110 Life Span Development 

2 - Spring or Summer 



4 2 5 
7 6 6 11 
3 3 



NUR 102 Practical Nursing II 
3 - Summe r or Fall 



8 12 12 



ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

NUR 103 Practical Nursing III 6 12 10 

Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 44 

*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 




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The respiratory care practitioner is an allied 
health specialist who treats, manages, controls, 
and cares for patients with deficiencies and 
abnormalities related to breathing and associated 
organs. Because their training enables them to 
perfomi specific testing techniques used in moni- 
toring, evaluating, and treating their patients, 
respiratory care practitioners are frequently 
required to exercise considerable independent 
clinical judgment in the respiratory care of 
patients under the direct or indirect supervision 
of a physician. 

In addition to managing patients, the respi- 
ratory care practitioner supervises technicians 
and junior respiratory care practitioners. 
Furthennore, the respiratory care practitioner 
is capable of serving as a technical resource 
to physicians and to the hospital staff for 
information on safe and effective methods for 
administering respiratory care. 



Programs of Study 
Respiratory Therapy 



The Respiratory Therapy program includes 
classroom instmction, clinical laboratory, and in- 
hospital clinical practice. The clinical laboratory 
provides training and evaluation for skills learned 
and demonstrated during lecture sessions. The 
program's clinical phase, conducted at local hos- 
pitals, applies a competency-based educational 
approach to allow mastery of each skill. 



The Respiratory Therapy program has 
academic classes conducted during the day and 
clinical rotations scheduled during the day and 
in the evening. The graduate of the five-semester 
program is awarded an Associate in Applied 
Science degree, which satisfies the educational 
requirements of the National Board for 
Respiratory Care and allows the graduate to sit 
for the National Registry Examinations leading to 
the credential of Registered Respiratory Therapist 
(RRT). 

The Respiratory Therapy program is accred- 
ited by the Committee on Accreditation for 
Respiratory Care. 

Required courses and plans of study suggest- 
ing the order in which courses should be taken 
are shown on this page. 



Respiratory Therapy - Degree 

(A45720) Day Program O 5 Semesters 

CLASS 

BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I 
ENG 111 Expository Writing* 



HOURS 
i^ CUNIC CREDIT 



3 4 

3 

2 3 

3 4 
6 2 

"3 4" 

3 

3 5 

15 5 



3 

3 
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I* 2 

RCP 110 Introduction to Respiratory Care 3 
RCP 132 RCP Clinical Practice I 

2 - Spring 

BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II 3 

PSY 150 General Psychology 3 

RCP 111 Therapeutics/Diagnostics 4 

RCP 145 RCP Clinical Practice II 

3 - Sqmmer 

RCP 112 Patient Management 3 3 4 

RCP 115 C-P Pathophysiology 2 2 

RCP 155 RCP Clinical Practice III 15 5 

4 - Fall 

CIS 113 Computer Basics 2 1 

RCP 210 Critical Care Concepts 3 3 4 

RCP 235 RCP Clinical Practice IV 15 5 

5 - Spring 

ENG 112 Argument-Based Research 3 3 

RCP 211 Advanced Monitoring Procedures 3 3 4 
RCP 215 Career Prep-Advanced Level 3 1 
RCP 245 RCP Clinical Practice V 15 5 



Total Semester Hours Required for an A.A.S. Degree 



70 



*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, MAT 050, MAT 060, 
MAT 070, RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required 
based on placement test results. 




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The Surgical Technology curriculum pre- 
pares individuals to assist in the care of the surgi- 
cal patient in the operating room and to function 
as a member of the surgical team. 

Students apply theoretical knowledge to the 
care of patients undergoing surgery and develop 
skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, 
and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; 
prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons 
during operations. 



Programs of Study 
Surgical Technology 



Graduates of the three-semester day program 
receive a diploma and are eligible to apply to take 
the Liaison Council's Certification Examination 
for Surgical Technologists. Employment opportu- 



nities include labor, delivery, and emergency 
departments; inpatient and outpatient surgery 
centers; dialysis units and facilities; physicians' 
offices; and central supply processing units. 

Required courses and a plan of study sug- 
gesting the order in which courses should be 
taken are shown on this p^e. 




Surgical Technology - Diploma 

(D45740) Day Program © 3 Semesters HOURS 

CLASS LAB CUNICCREDfT 
1 - Fall 



BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 4 2 5 

ENG 111 Expository Writing* 3 3 

SUR 110 Introduction to Surgical Technology 3 3 

SUR 111 Periop Patient Care 5 6 7 

PSY 150 General Psychology 3 3 

2 - Spring 

BIO 175 General Microbiology 2 2 3 

SUR 122 Surgical Procedures I 5 3 6 

SUR 123 Surgical Clinical Practice I 21 7 

3 - Summer 

SUR 134 Surgical Procedures II 5 5 

SUR 135 Surgical Clinical Practice II 12 4 

SUR 137 Professional Success Preparation 10 1 



Total Semester Hours Required for a Diploma 



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*ENG 070, ENG 080, ENG 090, ENG 090A, f^AT 050, MAT 060, 
RED 070, RED 080, or RED 090 may be required based on 
placement test results. 




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Durham Tech's University Transfer program 
allows the student to complete up to two years of 
course work for a baccalaureate degree. The wide 
variety of freshman-level and sophomore-level 
courses satisfies general education requirements 
at senior institutions across the United States and 
enables the student to transfer as a junior to 
University of North Carolina System institutions 
after acceptance at the four-year university. 

Areas of study include social sciences, natu- 
ral sciences, foreign languages, the humanities, 
mathematics, and physical education. Students 
who complete the University Transfer program 
are prepared to pursue advanced course work for 
fields such as education, engineering, humani- 
ties, social sciences, nursing, chemistry, business, 
and mathematics. 

The strength of the University Transfer pro- 
gram lies in the quality of its people — both fac- 
ulty and students. Classes are small, and state-of- 
the-art computer labs expose students to current 
technology while increasing their English and 
foreign language skills. Close interaction between 
instructors and students is also a vital component 
of the University Transfer experience at Durham 
Tech. While academic standards parallel those 
of nearby universities, a growing number of 
students have transferred to senior institutions 
across the country. Data show that Durham Tech 
students consistently perform above the state 
average following transfer. 

The Associate in Arts or the Associate in 
Science degree is awarded for completion of the 
64-hour plan of study. Complete plans of study 
are offered during the day and in the evening. 
Certificate Options are available in Spanish 



Programs of Study 
University Transfer 



Language and Community Spanish Facilitator 

Students are encouraged to contact senior 
institutions for information about specific 
requirements in different majors and professional 
programs. 

Requirements for 44-Hour Core"* 

For students successfully completing the 44- 
hour core, following their acceptance at one of 
North Carolina's l6 public universities, the 44 
hours will transfer as a block and will satisfy the 
institution-wide, lower-division general education 
requirements of that university. The 44-hour core 
follows: 

1. English Composition (6 hours) - 
ENGllI, 113 

2. Humanities/Fine Arts (12 hours) - Select four 
courses from at least three of the following 
discipline areas: music, art, drama, dance, 
foreign languages, interdisciplinary humani- 
ties, literature, philosophy, and religion. Must 
include one literature and foreign language 1 1 1 
and 112 or equivalent with accompanying labs. 

3. Social/Behavioral Sciences (12 hours) - 
Select four courses from at least three of the 
following discipline areas: anthropology, 
economics, geography, history, political 
science, psychology, and sociology. At least 
one course must be a history course. 




4, Natural Sciences/Mathematics (14 hours) - 

A. Natural Sciences (8 hours) - Select two 
courses, including accompanying labora- 
tory work, from among the biological and 
physical science disciplines. 

B. Mathematics (6 hours) - Select at least 
one course in introductory mathematics 
(college algebra, trigonometry, calculus, 
etc.); the other unit may be selected from 
among other quantitative subjects, such 
as statistics. 

**Students must meet the receiving university's 
foreign language and/or health and physical 
education requirements, if applicable, prior to or 
after transfer. 

See courses and electives required in the two-year 
degree programs on the next page. 




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Programs of Study 
University Transfer 



Associate in Arts (A10100) 



EngUsh - (6 hours) ENG 111,113. 

Humanities and Fine Arts - (12 hours) Selea four courses from 
at least three disciplines. Must include one literature and foreign 
language 1 1 1 and 1 12 or equivalent with accompanying labs. ART 
111, 114, 115; DRA 122; ENG 231, 232, 233, 241, 242, 243, 
251, 252, 261, 262; PRE 1 1 1,1 12, 21 1;GER 111, 112,211; 
HUM 110,120, 121, 150, 160;ITA111, 112, 211; MUS 110; 
PHI 215, 240; POR 111, 112, 211; REL 110, 211; SPA 111, 
112,211,212. 

Social/Behavioral Sciences - (12 hours) Select four from at least 
three disciplines. Must include one history. ANT 210, 220; ECO 
251, 252; GEO 111, 112; HIS 111, 112, 121, 122, 131, 132; 
POL 120, 220; PSY 150, 237, 241, 281; SOC 210, 213, 220, 
225. 

Mathematics — (6 hours) Must include accompanying labs. 
Select from MAT 140, 151, 155, 161, 171, 172, 263, 271, 272, 
273. (Students may not receive credit for both MAT 151 and 
MAT 155 or for MAT 161 and MAT 171 or for MAT 263 and 
MAT 271.) 

Natural Science - (8 hours) Select from BIO 1 1 1, 1 12, 120, 130; 
CHM 131 and 131A, 151, 152; GEL 111, 113; PHY 151 or 251; 
PHY 152 or 252. (Students may not receive credit for both CHM 
131/131AandCHM151.) 

Physical Education - (2 hours) Selea from PED 1 1 1, 1 13, 1 14, 
120, 121, 128, 130, 139, 142, 143, 145, 148, 162, 172, 183, 186. 
Eiectrves - (18 hours) Selea from courses above, excluding PED, 
or from ACC 120, 121; ART 131, 132; BIO 163, 168, 169,250, 
275; BUS 110, 115; CHM 132, 251, 252, 263; CIS 110, 115; 
CJC 111, 121, 141; COM 120, 231; CSC 120, 130, 134; DPT 
170; DRA 170; ENG 272, 273, 274; PRE 181, 182; GER 181, 
182;HEA110, 112; HIS 151; HUM 115; ITA 181, 182; MAT 
140A, 145, 161A, 167, 171A, 172A, 263A, 285; POR 181, 182; 
PSY 263; SPA 161, 181, 182, 221, 231. IfyouenroU in PRE 111, 
112; GER 111, 112; ITA HI, 112; MAT 140, 161, 171,263; 
SPA 1 1 1 and/or 1 12, accompanying lab courses must be included 
in elective hours. (Students may not receive credit for both BIO 
163 and 168.) 

Students must demonstrate computer competency as part of their 
graduation requirements. 




Associate in Science (aio4oo) 



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En^sh - (6 hours) ENG 111,113. 

Humanities and Fine Arts - (9 hours) Select three courses from at 
least three disciplines. Must include one literature and foreign lan- 
guage 112 or higher with accompanying labs. ART 111, 114, 115, 
117; DRA 122; ENG 231, 232, 233, 241, 242, 243, 251, 252, 
261, 262; PRE 112, 211; GER 112, 211; HUM 110, 120, 121, 
150, 160; ITA 112, 211; MUS 110; PHI 215, 240; POR 112, 
211; REL 110, 211; SPA 112, 211, 212. 

Social/Behavioral Sciences - (9 hours) Select three from at least 
three disciplines. Must include one history. ANT 210, 220; ECO 
251, 252; GEO 111, 112; HIS 111, 112, 121, 122, 131, 132; 
POL 120, 220; PSY 150, 237, 241, 281; SOC 210, 213, 220, 225. 
Natural Sciences/Mathematics (20 hours) 
Mathematics - (6 hours minimum) Must include accompanying 
labs. Select from MAT 151, 155, 171, 172, 263, 271, 272, 273. 
(Students may not receive credit for both MAT 151 and MAT 155 
or for MAT 263 and MAT 271.) 

Natural Science - (8 hours minimum) A minimum two-course 
sequence from the following general biology, general chemistry, or 
general physics is required. Select from BIO 111, 112; CHM 151, 
152; PHY 151, 152 or 251, 252. 

Other Natural Science/Mathematics - (14 hours) Select from 
science and mathematics courses above and BIO 120, 130, 163, 
168, 169, 175, 250, 275; CHM 131, 131A, 251, 252, 263; CSC 
120, 130, 134; GEL 111, 113; MAT 167, 171A, 172A, 263A, 
285. Students may not receive credit for both CHM 131 and 151 
or for bodi BIO 163 and 168. 

Physical Education - (2 hours) Select from PED 1 1 1, 1 13, 1 14, 
120, 121, 128, 130, 139, 142, 143, 145, 148, 162, 172, 183, 186. 
Eiectrves - (4 hours) Select from courses above, excluding PED, or 
from ACC 120, 121; ART 131, 132; BUS 110, 115; CHM 132; 
CIS 110, 115; CJC 111, 121, 141; COM 120, 231; DFn70; 
DRA 170; ENG 272, 273, 274; PRE 116, 181, 182; GER 111, 
181, 182; HEA 110, 112; HIS 151; HUM 115; ITA 111, 181, 
182; MAT 140, 140A, 145; PSY 263; SPA 111, 161, 181, 182, 
221. If you enroll in PRE 11 1,1 12; GER 111, 112; ITA 111, 112; 
MAT 140, 171, 172, 263; POR 111, 112; SPA 111 and/or 112, 
accompanying lab courses must be included in elective hours. 

Students must demonstrate computer competency as part of their 
graduation requirements. 



Academic Related 

<ACA090 Study Skills 

This course is intended for thase who place into credit-level 
course work but who are not maintaining satisfactoiy aca- 
demic progress toward meeting program goals. Topics 
include study skills, note taking, learning styles and strate- 
gies, test taking, goal setting, and self-assessment skills. 
Upon completion, students should be able to manage their 
learning experiences to successfully meet educational goals. 
Course Hours Per Week; Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ACA 111 College Student Success 

This course introduces the college's physical, academic, and 
social environment and promotes the personal development 
essential for success. Topics include campus facilities and 
resources; policies, procedures, and programs; study skills; 
and life management issues such as health, self-esteem, 
motivation, goal-setting, diversity, and communication. 
Upon completion, students should be able to function effec- 
tively within the college environment to meet their educa- 
tional objectives. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit; 1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

ACA 118 College Study Skills 

This course covers skills and strategies designed to improve 
study behaviors. Topics include time management, note 
taking, test taking, memory techniques, active reading 
strategies, critical thinking, communication skills, learning 
styles, and other strategies for effective learning. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to apply appropriate study 
strategies and techniques to the development of an effective 
study plan. Emphasis is on providing job-specific informa- 
tion to assist students in identifying their career goals 
through applying critical thinking skills to values clarifica- 
tion. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

Accounting 

ACC 120 Principles of Financial Accounting 

This course introduces business decision-making accounting 
information systems. Emphasis is on analyzing, summariz- 
ing, reporting, and interpreting financial infomiation. Upon 
completion, students should be able to prepare financial 
statements, understand the role of financial infomiation in 
decision-making and address ethical considerations. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as a 
pre-major and/or elective course requirement. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: ENG 090, MAT 070, and RED 090, or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 



Course 
Descriptions 



ACC 121 Principles of Managerial 
Accounting 

This course includes a greater emphasis on managerial 
and cost accounting skills. Emphasis is on managerial 
accounting concepts for external and internal analysis, 
reporting and decision-making. Upon completion, students 
should be able to analyze and interpret transactions relat- 
ing to managerial concepts including product-costing 
systems. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferabili- 
ty as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ACC 120. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 129 Individual Income Taxes 

This course introduces the relevant laws governing individ- 
ual income taxation. Topics include tax law, electronic 
research and methodologies, and the use of technology for 
preparation of individual tax returns. Upon completion, 
smdents should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, 
research ^plicable tax law, and complete various individ- 
ual tax forms. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

ACC 130 Business Income Taxes 

This course introduces the relevant laws governing busi- 
ness and fiduciary income taxes. Topics include tax law 
relating to business organizations, electronic research and 
methodologies, and the use of technology for the prepara- 
tion of business tax returns. Upon completion, students 
should be able to analyze basic tax scenarios, research 
applicable tax law, and complete various business tax 
fomis. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: ACC 129. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 140 Payroll Accounting 

This course covers federal and state laws pertaining to 
wages, payroll taxes, payroll tax fomis, and journal and 
general ledger transactions. Emphasis is on computing 
wages; calculating social security, income, and unemploy- 
ment taxes; preparing appropriate payroll tax forms; and 
journalizing/posting transactions. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to analyze data, make appropriate 
computations, complete forms, and prepare accounting 
entries using appropriate technology. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: ACC 120 and CIS 110. Corequisite: None. 



ACC 150 Accounting Software Applications 

This course introduces microcomputer applications related 
to accounting systems. Topics include general ledger; 
accounts receivable; accounts payable; inventory; payroll; 
and correcting, adjusting, and closing entries Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to use a computer 
accounting package to solve accounting problems. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: ACC 120 and CIS 110. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 220 Intermediate Accounting I 

This course is a continuation of the study of accounting 
principles with in-depth coverage of theoretical concepts 
and financial statements. Topics include generally accepted 
accounfing principles and an extensive analyses of finan- 
cial statements. Upon completion, smdents should be able 
to demonstrate competence in the concepmal framework 
underlying financial accounting, including the application 
of financial standards. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ACC 121 and 
CIS 110. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 221 Intermediate Accounting II 

This course is a continuation of ACC 220. Emphasis is on 
special problems which may include leases, bonds, invest- 
ments, ratio analyses, present value applications, account- 
ing changes, and corrections. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the 
principles involved and display an analytical problem-solv- 
ing ability for die topics covered. Accounting computer 
problems involving preparation and completion of spread- 
sheets are integrated throughout the course. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: ACC 220. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 225 Cost Accounting 

This course introduces the nature and puqioses of cost 
accounting as an information system for planning and 
control. Topics include direct materials, direct labor, factory 
overhead, process, job order, and standard cost systems. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
an understanding of the principles involved and display an 
analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. 
Accounting computer problems involving preparation and 
completion of spreadsheets are integrated throughout the 
course. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ACC 121 and CIS 120. 
Corequisite: None. 

ACC 226 Advanced Managerial Accounting 

This course is designed to develop an appreciation for the 
uses of cost information in the administration and control 
of business organizations. Emphasis is on how accounting 
data can be interpreted and used by management in plan- 
ning and controlling business activities. Upon completion, 
students should be able to analyze and interpret cost 



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information and present this information in a form that is 
usable by management. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hour Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ACC 121 
and ACC 225. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 227 Practices in Accounting 

This course provides an advanced in-depth study of selected 
topics in accounting using case studies and individual and 
group problem solving. Topics include cash flow; financial 
statement analysis; individual and group problem solving; 
and practical approaches to dealing with clients, ethics, 
and critical thinking. Upon completion, students should be 
able to demonstrate competent analytical skills and effec- 
tive communication of their analysis in written and/or 
oral presentations. As part of this course, students may be 
required to prepare a sample joint income tax return for a 
married couple, establish and use an accounting system, 
and use a microcomputer to record accounting informa- 
tion. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ACC 129, ACC 220, and CIS 
120. Corequisite: None. 

ACC 240 Government and Not-for-Profit 
Accounting 

This course introduces principles and procedures applica- 
ble to governmental and not-for-profit organizations. 
Emphasis is on various budgetary accounting procedures 
and fund accounting. Upon completion, students should be 
able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles 
involved and display an analytical problem-solving ability 
for the topics covered. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: ACC 121. 
Corequisite: None. 

ACC 250 Advanced Accounting 

This course is designed to analyze special accounting 
issues, which may include business combinations, partner- 
ships, international accounting, estates, and trusts. 
Emphasis is on analyzing transactions and preparing 
working papers and financial statements. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to solve a wide variety of 
problems by advanced application of accounting principles 
and procedures. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ACC 220. 
Corequisite: None. 

ACC 269 Audit and Assurance Services 

This course introduces selected topics pertaining to the 
objectives, theory, and practices in engagements providing 
auditing and other assurance services. Topics include plan- 
ning, conducting, and reporting, with emphasis on the 
related professional ethics and standards. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to demonstrate an under- 
standing of the types of professional services, the related 
professional standards, and the engagement mediodology. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ACC 220. Corequisite: None. 



Course 
Descriptions 



Air Conditioning, Heating, and 
Refrigeration 

AM 110 Intro to Refrigeration 

This course introduces the basic refrigeration process used 
in mechanical refrigeration and air conditioning systems. 
Topics include terminology, safety, and identification and 
function of components; refrigeration qcle; and tools and 
instrumentation used in mechanical refrigeration systems. 
Upon completion, students should be able to identify 
refrigeration systems and components, explain the refriger- 
ation process, and use the tools and instrumentation of the 
trade. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; Semester 
Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

AHR112 Heating Technology 

This course covers the fundamentals of heating including 
oil, gas, and electrical heating systems. Topics include 
safety, tools and instrumentation, system operating charac- 
teristics, installation techniques, efficiency testing, electri- 
cal power, and control systems. Upon completion, students 
should be able to explain the basic oil, gas, and electrical 
heating systems and describe the major components of a 
heating system. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 4; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

Antliropology 

ANT 210 General Anthropology 

This course introduces the physical, archaeological, lin- 
guistic, and ethnological fields of anthropology. Topics 
include human origins, genetic variations, archaeology, 
linguistics, primatology, and contemporary cultures. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate an 
understanding of the four major fields of anthropology. 
Tlris course has been approved to satisfy the Compre- 
hensive Articulation Agreement for the general educa- 
tion core requirement in social/behavioral sciences. 
Course Hour Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

ANT 220 Cultural Anthropobgy 

This course introduces the nature of human culture. 
Emphasis is on cultural theory, methods of fieldwork, and 
cross-cultural comparisons in the area of ethnology, lan- 
guage, and the cultural past. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic 
cultural processes and how cultural data are collected and 



analyzed. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general 
education core requirement in social/behavioral sci- 
ences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

Architecture 

ARC 111 Introduction to Architectural 
Technology 

This course introduces basic architectural drafting tech- 
niques, lettering, use of architectural and engineer scales, 
and sketching. Topics include orthographic, isometric, and 
oblique drawing techniques using architectural plans, ele- 
vations, sections, and details; reprographic techniques; and 
other related topics. Upon completion, students should be 
able to prepare and print scaled drawings within minimum 
architectural standards. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; 
Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

ARC 112 Construction Materials and 
Methods 

This course introduces constmction materials and their 
methodologies. Topics include construction terminology, 
materials and their properties, manufacturing processes, 
construction techniques, and other related topics. Upon 
completion, students should be able to detail construction 
assemblies and identify construction materials and proper- 
ties. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 113 Residential Architectural 



This course covers intermediate residential working draw- 
ings. Topics include residential plans, elevations, sections, 
details, schedules, and other related topics. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to prepare a set of residential 
working drawings that are within accepted architectural 
standards. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 6; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ARC HI and 
ARC 112. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 114 Architectural CAD 

This course introduces basic architectural CAD techniques. 
Topics include basic commands and system hardware and 
software. Upon completion, students should be able to 
prepare and plot architectural drawings to scale within 
accepted architectural standards. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 1; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 119 Structural Drafting 

This course introduces basic concepts associated with sizing 
and detailing structural assemblies. Topics include 
vocabulary, span-to-depth ratios, code requirements, shop 



drawings, and other related topics. Upon completion, 
students should be able to perfomi simple calculations and 
prepare shop drawings and preliminary structural plans. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites; ARC 113 and MAT 121. Corequisite: 
None. 

ARCJ31 Building Codes 

This course covers the methods of researching building 
codes for specific projects. Topics include residential and 
commercial building codes. Upon completion, students 
should be able to determine the code constraints governing 
residential and commercial projects. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite; ARC 1 12. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 132 Specifications and Contracts 

This course covers the development of written specifications 
and the implications of different contractual arrangements. 
Topics include specification development, contracts, bidding 
material research, and agency responsibilities. Upon 
completion, students should be able to write a specification 
section and demonstrate the ability to interpret contractual 
responsibilities. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite; ARC 112. 
Corequisite; None. 

ARC 211 Light Construction Technology 

This course covers working drawings for light construction. 
Topics include plans, elevations, sections, and details; 
schedules; and other related topics. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to prepare a set of working drawings 
that are within accepted architectural standards. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 6; Semater Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisites: ARC 111 and ARC 112. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 212 Commercial Construction 



This course introduces regional construction techniques for 
commercial plans, elevations, sections, and details. Topics 
include production of a set of commercial contract docu- 
ments and other related topics. Upon completion, students 
should be able to prepare a set of working drawings in 
accordance with building codes. Course Hours Per Week; 
Class, 1; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: 
ARC 111 and ARC 112. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 213 Design Project 

This course provides the opportunity to design and prepare 
a set of contract documents within an architecmral setting. 
Topics include schematic design, design development, 
construction documents, and other related topics. Upon 
completion, students should be able to prepare a set of 
commercial contract documents. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: 
ARC 111, ARC 112, and ARC 114. Corequisite: None. 



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ARC 220 Advanced Architectural CAD 

This course provides file management, productivity, and 
CAD customization skills. Emphasis is on developing 
advanced proficiency techniques. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to create prototype drawings and sym- 
bol libraries, compose sheets with multiple details, and use 
advanced drawing and editing commands. Course Hour 
Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: ARC 114. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 221 Architectural 3-D CAD 

This course introduces architectural three-dimensional 
CAD applications. Topics include three-dimensional draw- 
ing, coordinate systems, viewing, rendering, modeling, and 
output options. Upon completion, students should be able 
to prepare architectural three-dimensional drawings and 
renderings. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 4; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: ARC 1 14. 
Corequisite; None. 

ARC 230 Environmental Systems 

This course introduces plumbing, mechanical (HVAC), 
and electrical systems for the architectural environment. 
Topics include basic plumbing, mechanical, and electrical 
systems for residential and/or commercial buildings with 
an introduction to selected code requirements. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to develop schematic draw- 
ings for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems and 
perform related calculations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites; ARC 1 1 1 
and MAT 121. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 235 Architectural Portfi)lio 

This course covers the methodology for creating an archi- 
tectural portfolio. Topics include preparation of marketing 
materials and a presentation strategy using conventional 
and/or digital design media. Upon completion, students 
should be able to produce an architectural portfolio of 
selected projects. Course Hours Per Week; Class, 2; Lab, 3; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite; ARC 211. 
Corequisite: None. 

ARC 236 Architectural 
Mechanics/Electronics Technology 

This course covers the production of working drawings for 
plumbing, mechanical, and electrical (PME) systems for 
buildings. Topics include PME working drawing develop- 
ment. Upon completion, students should be able to pro- 
duce PME working drawings and schedules. Course Hours 



Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 4; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: ARC 230. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 240 Site Planning 

This course introduces the principles of site planning, 
grading plans, and earthwork calculations. Topics include 
site analysis, site work, site utilities, cut and fill, soil ero- 
sion control, and other related topics. Upon completion, 
students should be able to prepare site development plans 
and details as well as perform cut and fill calculations. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: ARC HI. Corequisite: None. 

ARC 263 Introduction to ADA Title III 

This course introduces the American Disabilities Act Title 
111 requirements. Emphasis is on Title IH requirements as 
they apply to building construction. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to interpret and apply Title III 
requirements to buildings. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite; ARC 211. 
Corequisite: None. 

Art 

ART 111 Art Appreciation 

This course introduces the origins and historical develop- 
ment of art. Emphasis is on the relationship of design prin- 
ciples to various art forms including but not limited to 
sculpmre, painting, and architecture. Upon completion, 
students should be able to identify and analyze a variety of 
artistic styles, periods, and media This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement 
in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 09O 
and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: None. 

ART 114 Art History Survey I 

This course covers the development of art forms from 
ancient times to the Renaissance. Emphasis is on content, 
tenninology, design, and style. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate an historical understanding 
of art as a product reflective of human social development. 
This course includes but is not limited to the art of Ancient 
Egypt, Greece and Rome, the Byzantine era, and the 
"Gothic" time period. This course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in humanities/fine 
arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED O9O or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite; None. 

ART 115 Art History Survey II 

This course covers the development of art forms from the 
Renaissance to the present. Emphasis is on content, tenni- 
nology, design, and style. Upon completion, smdents 



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should be able to demonstrate an historical understanding 
of art as a product reflective of human social development. 
This course includes but is not limited to the art of the 
Renaissance and Baroque periods, Romanticism, 
Impressionism, and various movements of the 20th 
century. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general 
education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. 
Course Hours Per Week; Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

ART117 Non-Western Art History 

This course introduces non-Western cultural perspectives. 
Emphasis is placed on, but not limited to, African, 
Oriental, and Oceanic art forms throughout history. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate an 
historical understanding of art as a product reflective of 
non-Western social and cultural development. This course 
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement general education core require- 
ment in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: 
ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement 
test. Corequisite: None. 

ART 131 Drawing I 

This course introduces the language of drawing and the 
use of various drawing materials. Emphasis is on drawing 
techniques, media, and graphic principles. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in 
the use of graphic form and various drawing processes. 
This course has been approved to satisfy the Compre- 
hensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a 
pre-major and/or elective course requirement. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

ART 132 Drawing II 

This course continues instruction in the language of draw- 
ing and the use of various materials. Emphasis is placed 
on experimentation in the use of drawing techniques, 
media, and graphic materials. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate increased competence in the 
expressive use of graphic form and techniques. This course 
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre- 
major and/or elective course requirement Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisites: ART 131, ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 



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Automotive Systems 

AUTlll Basic Auto Technology 

This course introduces basic concepts, terms, workplace 
safety, regulations, and service information relating to 
automotive technology. Emphasis is on developing famil- 
iarity with automotive components along with basic identi- 
fication and proper use of various hand and power tools 
and shop equipment. Upon completion, students should be 
able to define and use terms associated with automobiles 
as well as identify and use basic tools and shop equipment. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

AUT115 Engine Fundamentals 

This course covers the theory, construction, inspection, 
di^osis, and repair of internal combustion engines and 
related systems. Topics include fundamental operating 
principles of engines and diagnosis, inspection, adjust- 
ment, and repair of automotive engines using appropriate 
service information. Upon completion, students should be 
able to perform basic diagnosis and repair of automotive 
engines using appropriate tools, equipment, procedures, 
and service information. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: AUT 116. 

AUT 116 Engine Repair 

This course covers service, repair, and rebuilding of block, 
head, and internal engine components. Topics include 
engine repair and reconditioning using service specifica- 
tions. Upon completion, smdents should be able to rebuild 
and recondition an automobile engine to service specifica- 
tions. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AUT 115. 

AUT 141 Suspension and Steering Systems 

This course covers principles of operation, types, and diag- 
nosis and repair of suspension and steering systems to 
include steering geometry. Topics include manual and 
power-steering systems as well as standard and electroni- 
cally controlled suspension and steering systems. Upon 
completion, students should be able to service and repair 
various steering and suspension components, check and 
adjust various alignment angles, and balance wheels. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 4; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



AUT 151 Brake Systems 

This course covers principles of operation and types, diag- 
nosis, service, and repair of brake systems. Topics include 
drum and disc brakes involving hydraulic, vacuum boost, 
hydra-boost, electrically powered boost, and anti-lock and 
parking brake systems. Upon completion, students should 
be able to diagnose, service, and repair various automotive 
braking systems. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
AUT 152. 

AUT 152 Brake Systems Lab 

This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance brake 
system skills. Emphasis is on practical experiences that 
enhance the topics presented in AUT 151. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to apply the laboratory experi- 
ences to the concepts presented in AUT 151. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1 . 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AUT 15L 

AUT 161 Electrical Systems 

This course covers basic electrical theory and wiring dia- 
grams; test equipment; and diagnosis, repair, and replace- 
ment of batteries, starters, alternators, and basic electrical 
accessories. Topics include diagnosis and repair of batteiy, 
starting, charging, lighting, and basic accessory systems 
problems. Upon completion, students should be able to 
diagnose, test, and repair the basic electrical components 
of an automobile. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

AUT 162 Chassis Electrical and Electronics 

This course covers electrical/electronic diagnosis/repair, 
including wiring diagrams, instrumentation, and electron- 
ic/computer-controlled devices and accessories. Topics 
include interpreting wiring diagrams and diagnosis and 
repair of chassis electrical and electronic systems. Upon 
completion, smdents should be able to read and interpret 
wiring diagrams and determine/perform needed repairs on 
chassis electrical and electronic systems. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: AUT I6I. Corequisite: AUT I63. 

AUT 163 Chassis Electrical and Electronic 
Lab 

This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance 
chassis electrical and electronic system skills. Emphasis is 
on practical experiences that enhance the topics presented 
in AUT 162. Upon completion, students should be able to 
apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented 
in AUT 162. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: AUT I6I. 
Corequisite: AUT l62. 



AUT 171 Heating and Air Conditioning 

This course covers the theory of refrigeration and heating; 
electrical, electronic, and pneumatic controls; and diagno- 
sis and repair of climate control systems. Topics include 
diagnosis and repair of climate control components and 
systems, recovery and recycling of refrigerant, and safety 
and environmental regulations. Upon completion, students 
should be able to describe the operation, diagnose, and 
safely service climate control systems using appropriate 
tools, equipment, and service information. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

AUT 181 Engine Performance - Electrical 

This course covets the principles, systems, and procedures 
required for diagnosing and restoring engine performance 
using electrical and electronics test equipment. Topics 
include procedures for diagnosis and repair of ignition, 
emission control, and related electronic systems. Upon 
completion, students should be able to describe the opera- 
tion as well as diagnose and repair ignition and emission 
control systems using appropriate test equipment and serv- 
ice information. Course Hours Per Week; Class, 2; Lab, 3; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: AUT l6l. 
Corequisite: AUT 182. 

AUT 182 Engine Performance - 
Electrical Lab 

This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance the 
skills for diagnosing and restoring engine performance 
using electrical and electronic test equipment. Emphasis is 
on practical experiences that enhance the topics presented 
in AUT 181. Upon completion, students should be able to 
apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented 
in AUT 181 Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
AUT 181. 

AUT 183 Engine Performance - Fuels 

This course covers the principles of fuel delivery and man- 
agement, exhaust and emission systems, and procedures 
for diagnosing and restoring engine performance using 
appropriate test equipment. Topics include procedures for 
diagnosis and repair of hael delivery and management as 
well as exhaust and emission systems using appropriate 
service information. Upon completion, students should be 
able to describe, diagnose, and repair engine fuel delivery 
and management and emission control systems using 
appropriate service infomiation and di^ostic equipment. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: AUT l6l. Corequisite: None. 

AUT 184 Engine Performance - Fuels Lab 

This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance the 
skills for diagnosing and repairing fuel delivery/manage- 
ment and emission systems. Emphasis is on practical 



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experiences that enhance the topics presented in AUT 183. 
Upon completion, students should be able to apply the lab- 
oratory experiences to the concepts presented in AUT 183. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AUT 183. 

AUT 221 Automatic Transmissions 

This course covers operation, diagnosis, service, and repair 
of automatic transmissions and transaxles. Topics include 
hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical and elec- 
tronic operation of automatic drive trains and the use of 
appropriate service tools and equipment. Upon completion, 
students should be able to explain operational theory and 
diagnose and repair automatic drive trains. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: AUT 231. Corequisite: None. 

AUT 231 Manual Drive Trains/Axles 

This course covers the operation, diagnosis, and repair of 
manual transmissions and transaxles, clutches, driveshafts, 
axles, and final drives. Topics include theory of torque, 
power flow, and manual drive train semce and repair 
using appropriate service information, tools, and equip- 
ment. Upon completion, students should be able to explain 
operational theory and diagnose and repair manual drive 
trains. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: AUT 232. 

AUT 232 Manual Drive Trains/Axles Lab 

This course provides a laboratory setting to enhance the 
skills for diagnosing and repairing manual transmissions 
and transaxles, clutches, driveshafts, axles, and final drives. 
Emphasis is on practical experiences that enhance the top- 
ics presented in AUT 231. Upon completion, students 
should be able to apply the laboratory experiences to the 
concepts presented in AUT 231. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 0; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: AUT 231. 



Biology 



Initial student placement in developmental courses is 
based on the college's placement testing policies and 
procedures. Students should begin developmental 
course work at the appropriate level indicated by the 
college's placement test. 

BIO 092 Basics of Cell Biology 

This course covers basic cell biology. Emphasis is on bio- 
logical chemistry, cell structure and function, cellular 



metabolism, genetics, and other related topics. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate pre- 
paredness for college-level biology courses. Laboratory 
exercises focus on basic biological principles and micro- 
scope techniques. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: MAT 060 and RED 
080 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: 
RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

BIO 111 General Biology I 

This course introduces the principles and concepts of biolo- 
gy. Emphasis is on basic biological chemistry, cell structure 
and function, metabolism and energy transformation, 
genetics, evolution, classification, and other related topics. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
understanding of life at the molecular and cellular levels. 
Laboratory exercises reinforce lecture topics and include 
microscope techniques. This course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in natural sciences/ 
mathematics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: ENG 090, MAT 070, 
and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: None. 

BIO 112 General Biology 11 

This course is a continuation of BIO 1 1 1. Emphasis is 
placed on organisms, biodiversity, plant and animal sys- 
tems, ecology, and other related topics. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate comprehension of 
life at the organismal and ecological levels. This course 
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: BIO 111. Corequisite: None. 

BIO 120 Introductory Botany 

This course provides an introduction to the classification, 
relationships, structure, and function of plants. Topics 
include reproduction and development of seed and non- 
seed plants, levels of organization, form and function of 
systems, and a survey of major taxa. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to demonstrate comprehension of 
plant form and function, including selected taxa of both 
seed and non-seed plants. The laboratory exercises are 
coordinated with lecture topics and may include field exer- 
cises. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general 
education core requirement in natural sciences/mathe- 
matics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: BIO 1 11. Corequisite: None. 

BIO 130 Introductory Zoology 

This course provides an introduction to the classification, 
relationships, structure, and function of major animal 
phyla. Emphasis is on levels of organization, reproduction 



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and development, comparative systems, and a survey of 
selected phyla. Upon completion, students should be able 
to demonstrate comprehension of animal form and func- 
tion, including comparative systems of selected groups. 
Laboratory exercises include microscope observations and 
dissections to reinforce topics discussed in lecture. Tte 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: BIO 111. Corequisite: None. 

BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 

This course provides a basic smdy of the structure and 
function of the human body Topics include a basic smdy 
of the body systems as well as an introduction to home- 
ostasis, cells, tissues, nutrition, acid-base balance, and elec- 
trolytes. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental 
principles of anatomy and physiology and their interrela- 
tionships. Laboratory exercises include specific organ 
dissections and observations of physiology. This course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or 
elective course requirement. Course Hour Per Week: 
Class, 4; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: RED 
090 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: 
None. 

BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 

This course provides a comprehensive study of the anatomy 
and physiology of the human body. Topics include body 
organization; homeostasis; cytology; histology; and the 
integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous systems and 
qwcial senses. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate an in-depth understanding of principles of 
anatomy and physiology and their interrelationships. 
Laboratory work includes dissection of preserved speci- 
mens, microscopic study, physiologic experiments, comput- 
er simulations, and multimedia presentations. This course 
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre- 
major and/or elective course requirement Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3, Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: ENG 090, MAT 070, and RED 090, or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test, and BIO 092 or General/Cell 
Biology (high school or college) in last five years, and 
CHM 094 or General Chemistry (high school or college) in 
last five years. Corequisite: None. 

BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 

This couRe provides a continuation of the comprehensive 
study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body 
Topics include the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, 
respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems as 
well as metabolism, nutrition, acid-base balance, and fluid 



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and electrolyte balance. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of prin- 
ciples of anatomy and physiology and their interrelation- 
ships. Laboratory work includes dissection of preserved 
specimens, microscopic study, physiologic experiments, 
computer simulations, and multimedia presentations. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre- 
major and/or elective course requirement Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: BIO I68. Corequisite: None. 

BIO 175 General Microbiology 

This course covers principles of microbiology with empha- 
sis on microorganisms and human disease. Topics include 
an overview of microbiology and aspects of medical micro- 
biology, identification and control of pathogens, disease 
transmission, host resistance, and immunity. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge 
of microorganisms and the disease process as well as asep- 
tic and sterile techniques. This course has been approved 
to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course 
requirement. Course Hours Per Week Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: BIO I63 or BIO 111. 
Corequisite: None. 

BIO 250 Genetics 

This course covets principles of prokaryotic and eukaryotic 
cell genetics. Emphasis is placed on the molecular basis of 
heredity, chromosome structure, patterns of Mendelian and 
non-Mendelian inheritance, evolution, and biotechnologi- 
cal applications. Upon completion, students should be able 
to recognize and describe genetic phenomena and demon- 
strate knowledge of important genetic principles. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre- 
major and/or elective course requirement Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: BIO 112. Corequisite: None. 

BIO 271 Pathophysiology 

This course provides an in-depth study of human patho- 
logical processes and their effects on homeostasis. 
Emphasis is on interrelationships among organ systems in 
deviations from homeostasis. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of 
pathophysiology. Course topics include the etiology, physi- 
cal signs and symptoms, prognosis, and complications of 



commonly occurring diseases and dieir management. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre- 
major and/or elective course requirement Course Hours 
Per Week; Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: BIO I69. Corequisite: None. 

BIO 275 Microbiology 

This course covers principles of microbiology and the 
impact these organisms have on man and the environ- 
ment. Topics include the various groups of microorgan- 
isms, their structure, physiology, genetics, microbial patho- 
genicity, infectious diseases, immunology, and selected 
practical applications. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills, including 
microscopy, aseptic technique, staining, culture methods, 
and identification of microorganisms. This course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or 
elective course requirement. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: BIO 
1 11 or BIO 168. Corequisite: None. 

Blueprint Reading 

BPRIll Blueprint Reading 

This course introduces the basic principles of blueprint 
reading. Topics include line types, orthographic projec- 
tions, dimensioning methods, and notes. Upon completion, 
students should be able to interpret basic blueprints and 
visualize the features of a part. Course Hours Per Week; 
Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

BPR 121 Blueprint Reading: Mechanical 

This couRe covers the interpretation of intermediate blue- 
prints. Topics include tolerancing, auxiliary views, section- 
al views, and assembly drawings. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to read and interpret a mechanical 
working drawing. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: BPR 111. 
Corequisite: None. 

Basic Lab Techiniques 

BTC 181 Basic Lab Techniques 

This course introduces the basic skills and knowledge nec- 
essary in a biological or chemical laboratory. Emphasis is 
on good manufacturing practices, safety, solution prepara- 
tion, and equipment operation and maintenance following 
standard operating procedures. Upon completion, students 
should be able to prepare and perform basic laboratory 
procedures using labware, solutions, and equipment. Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Ptettquisites: ENG 090, MAT 070, and RED 090 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 



Business 

BUS 110 Introduction to Business 

This course provides a survey of the business world. Topics 
include the basic principles and practices of contemporary 
business. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate an understanding of business concepts as a 
foundation for studying other business subjects. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
I Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

BUS 115 Business Law I 

This course introduces the ethics and legal framework of 
business. Emphasis is on contracts, negotiable instruments, 
Uniform Commercial Code, and the workings of the court 
systems. Upon completion, students should be able to apply 
ethical issues and laws covered to selected business decision- 
making situations. This course has been approved to satis- 
fy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for trans- 
ferability as apre-major and/or elective course require- 
ment Course Hours Per Week; Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

BUS 116 Business Law II 

This course continues the smdy of ethics and business law. 
Emphasis is on bailments, sales, risk-bearing, forms of 
business ownership, and copyrights. Upon completion, 
students should be able to apply ethical issues and laws 
covered to selected business decision-making situations. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: BUS 115. Corequisite: None. 

BUS 137 Principles of Management 

This course is designed to be an overview of the major 
functions of management. Emphasis is on planning, 
organizing, controlling, directing, and communicating. 
Upon completion, students should be able to work as con- 
tributing members of a team utilizing these functions of 
management. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

BUS 151 People Skills 

This course introduces the basic concepts of identity and 
communication in the business setting. Topics include 
self-concept; values; communication styles; feelings and 
emotions; roles versus relationships; and basic assertive- 
ness, listening, and conflict resolution. Upon completion, 
smdents should be able to distinguish between unhealthy, 
self-destructive communication patterns and healthy, non- 
destructive, positive communication patterns. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3, Lab, 0, Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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BUS 153 Human Resource Management 

This course introduces the functions of personnel/human 
resource management within an organization. Topics 
include equal opportunity and the legal environment, 
recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, employ- 
ee development, compensation planning, and employee 
relations. Upon completion, students should be able to 
anticipate and resolve human resource concerns. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

BUS 210 Investment Analysis 

This course examines the concepts related to financial 
investment and the fundamentals of managing invest- 
ments. Emphasis is on the securities markets, stocks, 
bonds, and mutual funds as well as tax implications of 
investment alternatives. Upon completion, students should 
be able to analyze and interpret investment alternatives 
and report findings to users of financial information. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: ACC 120. Corequisite: None. 

BUS 225 Business Finance 

This course provides an overview of business financial 
management. Emphasis is on financial statement analysis, 
time value of money, management of cash flow, risk and 
return, and sources of financing. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to interpret and apply the principles of 
financial management. Coui^se Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ACC 120. 
Corequisite: None. 

BUS 228 Business Statistics 

This course introduces the use of statistical methods and 
tools in evaluating research data for business applications. 
Emphasis is on basic probability, measures of spread and 
dispersion, central tendency, sampling, regression analysis, 
and inductive inference. Upon completion, students should 
be able to apply statistical problem solving to business. Jhis 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: MAT 115. Corequisite: None. 

BUS 230 Small Business Management 

This course introduces the challenges of entrepreneurshlp, 
including the startup and operation of a small business. 



Topics include market research techniques, feasibility sUjd- 
ies, site analysis, financing alternatives, and managerial 
decision-making. Upon completion, students should be 
able to develop a small business plan. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: ACC 120 Corequisite: None. 

BUS 239 Business ^plications Seminar 

This course is designed as a capstone course for Business 
Administration majors. Emphasis is on decision-making in 
the areas of management, marketing, production, pur- 
chasing, and finance. Upon completion, students should be 
able to apply the techniques, processes, and vita! profes- 
sional skills needed in the work place. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 1, Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisites: ACC 120, BUS 115, BUS 137, MKT 120, and 
either ECO 251 or ECO 252. Corequisite: None. 

BUS 240 Business Ethics 

This course introduces contemporary and controversial 
ethical issues facing the business community. Topics 
include moral reasoning, moral dilemmas, law and 
morality, equity, justice and fairness, ethical standards, and 
moral development. Upon completion, smdents should be 
able to demonstrate an understanding of their moral 
responsibilities and obligations as members of the work- 
force and society. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3, Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

BUS 255 Organizational Behavior in 
Business 

This course covers the impact of different management 
practices and leadership styles on worker satisfaction and 
morale, organizational effectiveness, productivity, and prof- 
itability. Topics include a discussion of fomial and infor- 
mal organizations, group dynamics, motivation, and man- 
aging conflict and change. Upon completion, students 
should be able to analyze different types of interpersonal 
situations and determine an appropriate course of action. 
Course Hour Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

BUS 261 Diversity in Management 

This course is designed to help managers recognize the 
need to incorporate diversity into all phases of organiza- 
tional management. Topics include self-evaluation, man- 
agement, sexual harassment, workforce diversity, dual 
careers, role conflict, and communication issues. Upon 
completion, students should be able to implement solu- 
tions minimizing policies, attitudes, and stereotypical 
behaviors that block effective team building. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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Computer Engineering 
Tectinoiogy 

GET in Computer Upgrade/Repair I 

This course is the first of two courses covering repairing, 
servicing, and upgrading computers and peripherals in 
preparation for industry certification. Topics include safety 
practices, CPU/memory/bus identification, disk subsystem, 
hardware and software installation and configuration, 
common device drivers, data recovery, system mainte- 
nance, and other related topics. Upon completion, students 
should be able to safely repair and/or upgrade computer 
systems to perform within specifications. Course Hours Per 
Week; Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: CIS 110. Corequisite: None. 

GET 211 Gomputer Upgrade/Repair I! 

This course is the second of two courses covering repairing, 
servicing, and upgrading computers and peripherals in 
preparation for industry certification. Topics include 
resolving resource conflicts and system bus specifications, 
configuration and troubleshooting peripherals, operating 
system configuration and optimization, and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
identify and resolve system conflicts and optimize system 
performance. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CET 111. 
Corequisite: None. 

Chiemistry 

Initial student placement in devebpmental courses is 
based on the college's placement testing policies and 
procedures. Students should begin developmental 
course work at the appropriate level indicated by the 
college's placement test 

GHM 094 Basic Biological Ghemistry 

This course introduces the chemistry important to biologi- 
cal processes. Emphasis is on the aspects of general, 
organic, and biological chemistry that apply to biological 
systems and processes. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic 
biological chemistry necessary for success in college-level 
biology courses. Laboratory work reinforces the principles 
discussed in lecture. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: MAT 060 
and RED 080 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: MAT 070 or satisfactory score on placement 
test. 

CHM 131 Introduction to Ghemistry 

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of inor- 
ganic chemistry. Topics include measurement, matter and 
energy, atomic and molecular strucmre, nuclear chemistry, 
stoichiometry, chemical formulas and reactions, chemical 
bonding, gas laws, solutions, and acids and bases. Upon 



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completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic 
understanding of chemistry as it applies to other fields. A 
brief introduction to organic chemistry, biochemistry, 
plastics, polymers, and combustibles is included. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Coui^ 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: MAT 070 and RED 09O or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: CHM I3IA. 

GHM I3IA Introduction to Ghemistry Lab 

This course is a laboratory to accompany CHM 131. 
Emphasis is on laboratory experiences that enhance mate- 
rials presented in CHM 131. Upon completion, smdents 
should be able to utilize basic laboratory procedures and 
apply them to chemical principles presented in CHM 131. 
Jhis course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general 
education core requirement in natural sciences/math- 
ematics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisites: MAT 070 and RED 09O or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: CHM 13 1. 

GHM 132 Organic and Biochemistry 

This course provides a survey of major functional classes 
of compounds in organic biochemistry. Topics include 
structure, properties, and reactions of the major organic 
and biological molecules as well as basic principles of 
metabolism. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical 
concepts needed to pursue studies in related professional 
fields. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general educa- 
tion core requirement in ruitural sciences/mathemat- 
ics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: CHM 131 or CHM 151. 
Corequisite: None. 

CHM 151 General Ghemistry I 

This course covers fundamental principles and laws of 
chemistry. Topics include measurement, atomic and 
molecular structure, periodicity, chemical reactions, 
chemical bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas 
laws, and solutions. Upon completion, students should be 
able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental 
chemical laws and concepts as needed in CHM 152. 
Laboratory experiments and computer-based exercises 
augment and reinforce the basic principles discussed in 
lecture as well as provide practical examples. This course 

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has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 
4. Prerequisites: RED 090 and MAT 080 or satisfactory score 
on placement test; and CHM 094 or CHM 131 or high 
school chemistry within the last 5 years. Corequisite: 
MAT 171. 

GHM 152 General Ghemistry U 

This course continues the study of the fundamental 
principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include kinetics, 
equilibrium, ionic and redox equations, acid-base theoiy, 
electrochemistry, themiodynamics, introduction to 
nuclear and organic chemistry, and complex ions. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate an 
understanding of chemical concepts as needed to pursue 
further study in chemistry and related professional fields. 
Laboratory experiments and computer-based exercises 
augment and reinforce the basic principles discussed in 
lecture as well as provide practical examples. This course 
has been approved to satiny the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Course 
Hours Per Week; Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 
4. Prerequisite; CHM 151. Corequisite: None. 

GHM 251 Organic Ghemistry I 

This course provides a systematic smdy of the theories, 
principles, and techniques of organic chemistry. Topics 
include nomenclature, structure, properties, reactions, and 
mechanisms of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, and 
ethers; further topics include isomerization, stereochem- 
istry, and spectroscopy Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate an understanding of tlie fundamen- 
tal concepts of covered organic topics as needed in CHM 
252. Laboratory experiments, including spectroscopy and 
chromotography, and computer-based exercises augment 
and reinforce the basic principles discussed in lecture as 
well as provide practical examples. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for transferability as apre-major and/or 
elective course requirement Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: 
CHM 152. Corequisite: None. 

GHM 252 Organic Ghemistry // 

This course continues the systematic study of the theories, 
principles, and techniques of organic chemistry. Topics 
include noraenclamre, structure, properties, reactions, and 
mechanisms of aromatics, aldehydes, ketones, caiboxylic 
acids and derivatives, amines, and heterocyclics. Multi-step 
synthesis is emphasized. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate an understanding of organic con- 
cepts as needed to pursue further smdy in chemistry and 
related professional fields. Laboratory experiments, includ- 
ing spectroscopy and chromotography, and computer-based 



exercises augment and reinforce tlie basic 
principles discussed in lecture as well as provide practical 
examples. Tliis course has been approved to satisfy 
the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transfer- 
ability as a pre-tnajor andJor elective course require- 
ment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: CHM 251. Corequisite: None. 

CUM 265 Analytical Chemistry 

This course covers the knowledge and laboratory skills 
needed to perform chemical analysis. Emphasis is placed 
on developing laboratory techniques used in the separa- 
tion, identification, and quantification of selected sub- 
stances. Upon completion, students should be able to 
perform laboratory techniques employed in substance 
identification and volumetric analysis and interpret the 
results, nis course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferabili- 
ty as apre-major and/or elective course requirement. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 4; Semester Hours, 
Credit, 5. Prerequisite; CHM 132 or CHM 152. Corequisite; 
None. 

Information Systems 

CIS 070 Fundamentals of Computing 

This course covers fundamental functions and operations 
of the computer Topics include identification of compo- 
nents, overview of operating systems, and other basic com- 
puter operations. Upon completion, students should be able 
to operate computers, access files, print documents, and 
perform basic applications operations. Course Hours per 
Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite; None. Corequisite; None. 

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 

This course provides an introduction to computers and 
computing. Topics include the impact of computers on 
society, ethical issues, and hardware/software applications, 
including spreadsheets, databases, word processors, graph- 
ics, the Internet, and operating systems. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate an understanding 
of the role and function of computers and use the comput- 
er to solve problems. This course has been approved to 
satisfy/ the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in natural sci- 
ences/mathematics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 
2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite; 
None. 

CIS 113 Computer Basics 

This course introduces basic computer usage for non-com- 
puter majors. Emphasis is on developing basic personal 
computer skills. Upon completion, students should be able 
to demonstrate competence in basic computer applications 
sufficient to use computer- assisted instructional software. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hour 
Credit, 1. Prerequisite; None. Corequisite; None. 



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CIS 115 Introduction to Programming 
and Logic 

This course introduces computer programming and prob- 
lem solving in a programming environment, including an 
introduction to operating systems, text editor, and a lan- 
guage translator Topics include language syntax, data 
types, program organization, problem-solving methods, 
algorithm design, and logic control structures. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to manage files with oper- 
ating system commands, use top-down algorithm design, 
and implement algorithmic solutions in a programming 
language. 77;w course has been approved to satisfy the 
lent for the general 
I core requirement in natural sciences/mathe- 
matics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 070. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 120 Spreadsheet I 

This course introduces basic spreadsheet design and devel- 
opment. Topics include writing formulas, using functions, 
enhancing spreadsheets, creating charts, and printing. 
Upon completion, students should be able to design and 
print basic spreadsheets and charts. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: CIS 110. Corequisite; None. 

CIS 130 Survey of Operating Systems 

The course covers operating system concepts which are 
necessary for maintaining and using computer systems. 
Topics include disk, file, and directory structures; installa- 
tion and setup; resource allocation, optimization, and con- 
figuration; system security; and odier related topics. Upon 
completion, students should be able to install and config- 
ure operating systems and optimize perfomiance. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: CIS 110. Corequisite; None. 

CIS 145 Operating System - Single-User 

This course introduces operating systems concepts for sin- 
gle-user systems. Topics include hardware management, 
file and memory management, system configuration/opti- 
mization, and utilities. Upon completion, students should 
be able to perform operating system functions at the sup- 
port level in a single-user environment. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: CIS 110. Corequisite: CIS 130. 



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CIS 152 Database Concepts and 
Applications 

This course introduces database design and creation using 
a DBMS product. Topics include database tenninology; 
usage in industry; design theory; types of DBMS models; 
and creation of simple tables, queries, reports, and forms. 
Upon completion, students should be able to create simple 
database tables, queries, reports, and forms which follow 
acceptable design practices. Course Hours Per Week Class, 
2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite; CIS 110. 
Corequisite: None. 

CIS 153 Database Applications 

This course covers advanced database functions continued 
from CIS 152. Topics include manipulating multiple 
tables, advanced queries, screens and reports, linking, and 
command files. Upon completion, students should be able 
to create multiple table systems that demonstrate updates, 
screens, and reports wMch are representative of industry 
requirements. Course Hours Per Week; Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite; CIS 152. 
Corequisite: None. 

CIS 157 Database Programming I 

This course is designed to develop programming proficien- 
cy in a selected DBMS. Emphasis is on the Data Definition 
Language (DDL) and Data Manipulation Language (DML) 
of the DBMS as well as on report generation. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to write programs that create, 
update, and produce reports which are representative of 
industry requirements. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: CIS 152. 
Corequisite: None. 

CIS 163 Programming Interfaces Internet 

This course creates interactive multimedia applications 
and 2^)plets for the Internet using web-specific languages. 
Emphasis is on audio, video, graphic, and network 
resources and on various file fonnats. Upon completion, 
students should be able to create an interactive multimedia 
application or applet for the Internet. Course Hours Per 
Week; Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisites: CIS 110 and CIS 152. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 165 Desktop Publishing I 

This course provides an introduction to desktop publishing 
software capabilities. Emphasis is on efficient use of a page 
layout software package to create, design, and print publi- 
cations; hardware/software compatibility; and integration 
of specialized peripherals. Upon completion, students 
should be able to prepare publications given design specifi- 
cations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite; CIS 110. Corequisite; None. 



CIS 169 Business Presentations 

This course provides hands-on experience with a graphics 
presentation package. Topics include terminology, effective 
chart usage, design and layout, integrating hardware com- 
ponents, and enhancing presentations with text and graph- 
ics. Upon completion, students should be able to design 
and demonstrate an effective presentation. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hour Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: CIS 110. Corequisite; None. 

CIS 172 Introduction to the Internet 

This course introduces the various navigational tools and 
services of the Internet. Topics include using Intemet pro- 
tocols, search engines, file compression/decompression, 
FTP, email, list servers, and other related topics. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to use Intemet resources; 
retrieve and decompress files; and use email, FTP, and 
other Intemet tools. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 
3; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: CIS 1 10. 
Corequisite: None. 

CIS 1 74 Network System Manager I 

This course covers effective network management. Topics 
include network file system design and security, login 
scripts and user menus, printing services, email, and back- 
up. Upon completion, students should be able to adminis- 
ter an office network system. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: CIS 282 or 
NET 110. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 1 75 Network Management I 

This course covers fundamental network administration 
and system management. Topics include accessing and 
configuring basic network services, managing directory 
services, and using network management software. Upon 
completion, smdents should be able to apply system 
administrator skills in developing a network management 
strategy. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: NET 110. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 184 TCP/IP and NFS 

This course focuses on installation and configuration of 
TCP/IP on a network. Topics include an overview of 
TCP/IP, SNMP application of programming interfaces, 
Network File System (NFS), IP addresses, and routing and 
tunneling. Upon completion, smdents should be able to 
install, monitor, manage, diagnose, and troubleshoot com- 
mon problems in IP networks and internetworks. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: CIS 175. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 220 Spreadsheets II 

This course covers advanced spreadsheet design and devel- 
opment. Topics include advanced functions, charting, 
macros, databases, and linking. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate competence in designing 



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complex spreadsheets. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: CIS 120. 
Corequisite: None. 

CIS 225 Integrated Software 

This course provides strategies to perform data transfer 
among software programs. Emphasis is on data inter- 
change among word processor, spreadsheets, presentation 
gr^hics, databases, and communications products. Upon 
completion, students should be able to integrate data to 
produce documents using multiple technologies. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisites: CIS 120, CIS 152, and OST 136. Corequisite: 
None. 

CIS 226 Trends in Technology 

This course introduces emerging information systems tech- 
nologies. Emphasis is on evolving technologies and trends 
in business and industry. Upon completion, students 
should be able to articulate an understanding of the cur- 
rent trends and issues in emerging technologies for infor- 
mation systems. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: CIS 130. 
Corequisite: None. 

CIS 245 Operating Systems - Multi-Users 

Tfiis course includes operating systems concepts for multi- 
user systems. Topics include hardware management, file 
and memory management, system configuration/opti- 
mization, and utilities. Upon completion, students should 
be able to perform operating system functions in a multi- 
user environment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 174. 
Corequisite: None. 

CIS 246 Operating System - UNIX 

This couRe includes operating systems concepts for UNIX 
operating systems. Topics include hardware management, 
file and memory management, system configuration/opti- 
mization, utilities, and other related topics. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to use the UNIX operating sys- 
tem and its utilities effectively Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: CIS 
130. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 256 Database Analysis and Design 

This course is an exploration of the established and evolv- 
ing methodologies for the analysis, design, and develop- 
ment of a database system. Emphasis is on business sys- 



tems characteristics, managing information systems proj- 
ects, prototyping, CASE tools, and systems development life 
cycle phases. Upon completion, students should be able to 
analyze a problem and design an appropriate solution 
using a combination of tools and techniques. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites; CIS 115 and CIS 153. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 257 Database Programming II 

This course is designed to enhance programming skills 
developed in CIS 157. Topics include application develop- 
ment with GUI front ends and embedded programming. 
Upon completion, students should be able to develop a 
DBMS q)plication which includes a GUI front end and 
report generation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 157. 
Corequisite: None. 

CIS 274 Network System Manager II 

This course is a continuation of CIS 174 and focuses on 
advanced network management, configuration, and instal- 
lation. Emphasis is on server configuration files, startup 
procedures, server protocol support, memory and perform- 
ance concepts, and management and maintenance. Upon 
completion, students should be able to install and upgrade 
networks and servers for optimal performance. This course 
is a unique concentration requirement of the Network 
Administration and Support concentration in the 
Information Systems program. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: CIS 
174. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 275 Network Management II 

This course is a continuation of CIS 175 and focuses on 
advanced enteiprise networks. Topics include directory 
service tree planning, management distribution and pro- 
tection, improving network security, auditing the network, 
printing, networking, and system administration of an 
Intemet node. Upon completion, students should be able to 
manage client services and network feamres and to opti- 
mize network performance. This course is a unique con- 
centration requirement of the Network Administration and 
Support concentration in the Information Systems pro- 
gram. Course Hours Per Week Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: CIS 175 and CIS 184. 
Corequisite: None. 

CIS 277 Network Design and 
Implementation 

This course focuses on the design, analysis, and integration 
of a network operating system. Topics include determina- 
tion of a directory tree structure and object placement, cre- 
ation of time synchronization strategy, security, and rout- 
ing services. Upon completion, students should be able to 
implement a network design strategy, develop a migration 



strategy, and create a network implementation schedule. 
Course Hours Per Week; Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisites: CIS 275 and CIS 184. Corequisite: 
None. 

CIS 279 UNIX System Administration 

This course provides an advanced study of the UNIX oper- 
ating system for maintaining UNIX systems. Topics include 
administering user accounts, using back-up utilities, 
installing and maintaining UNIX file systems, configuring 
devices, controlling processes, using advanced scripts, and 
other related topics. Upon completion, students should be 
able to set up, configure, maintain, and administer a UNIX 
system. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: CIS 246. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 282 Network Technology 

This course examines concepts of network architecture. . 
Topics include various network types, topologies, transmis- 
sion mediods, media and access control, the OSI model, 
and the protocols which operate at each level of the model. 
Upon completion, students should be able to design a net- 
work based on the requirements of a company Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 286 Systems Analysis and Design 

This course examines established and evolving methodolo- 
gies for the analysis, design, and development of a business 
information system. Emphasis is on business systems char- 
acteristics, managing information systems projects, proto- 
typing, CASE tools, and systems development life qcle 
phases. Upon completion, students should be able to ana- 
lyze a problem and design an appropriate solution using a 
combination of tools and techniques. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisites: CIS 115 and CSC l4l. Corequisite: None. 

CIS 287 Network Support 

This course provides experience using CD ROM and on-line 
research tools as well as hands-on experience for advanced 
hardware support and troubleshooting. Emphasis is on 
troubleshooting network ad^ter cards and cabling, 
network storage devices, the DOS workstation, and network 
printing. Upon completion, students should be able to ana- 
lyze, dispose, research, and repair network hardware prob- 
lems. This course is a unique concentration requirement of 
the Network Administration and Support concentration in 
the Information Systems program. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hour Credit, 3- Prerequisite: CIS 
275. Corequisite: None. 



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Criminal Justice 

CJC 100 Basic Law Enforcement Training 

This course covers the skills and knowledge needed for 
entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer in 
North Carolina. Topics are divided into general units of 
study: legal, patrol duties, law enforcement communica- 
tions, investigation, practical application, and sheriff- 
specific. Upon completion, smdents should be able to 
demonstrate competence in the topics and areas required 
for the state comprehensive examination. This is a certifi- 
cate-level course. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 8; Lab, 30; 
Semester Hours Credit, 18. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the 
BLET program. Corequisite: None. 

CJC 111 Introduction to Criminal Justice 

This course introduces the components and processes of 
the criminal justice system. Topics include history, struc- 
ture, functions, and philosophy of the criminal justice sys- 
tem and their relationship to life in our society. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to define and describe the 
major system components and their interrelationships as 
well as evaluate career options. Special emphasis is on the 
courts of North Carolina and on the constitutional issues 
arising under the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments. 
This course has been approved to satisfy the Compre- 
hensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a 
pre-major and/or elective course requirement. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. 

CJC 112 Criminology 

This course introduces deviant behavior as it relates to 
criminal activity. Topics include dieories of crime causa- 
tion; statistical analysis of criminal behavior; past, present, 
and future social control initiatives; and other related top- 
ics. Upon completion, students should be able to explain 
and discuss various theories of crime causation and societal 
response. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: ENG 090 
and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 



CJC 113 Juvenile Justice 

This course covers the juvenile justice system and related 
juvenile issues. Topics include an overview of the juvenile 
justice system, treatment and prevention programs, special 
areas and laws unique to juveniles, and other related top- 
ics. Upon completion, students should be able to identify 
and discuss juvenile court strucmre and procedures, func- 
tion and jurisdiction of juvenile agencies, processing and 
detention of juveniles, and case disposition. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. 

CJC 114 Investigative Photography 

This course covers the operation of various photographic 
equipment and its application to criminal justice. Topics 
include using various cameras, proper exposure of film, 
developing film and prints, and preparing photographic ■ 
evidence. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate and explain the role of photography and 
proper film exposure as well as development techniques. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisites: CJC 111 and CJC 112. Corequisites: 
ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement 



CJC 121 law Enforcement Operations 

This course introduces fiindamental law enforcement oper- 
ations. Topics include the contemporary evolution of law 
enforcement operations and related issues. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to explain theories, practices, 
and issues related to law enforcement operations. Through 
an application setting, students utilize current methods 
and practices of local agencies in order to acquire a more 
comprehensive understanding of operational needs and 
logistics. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferabili- 
ty as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: ENG O9O and 
RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

CJC 122 Community Policing 

This course covers the historical, philosophical, and practi- 
cal dimensions of community policing. Emphasis is on the 
empowerment of police and the community to find solu- 
tions to problems by fonming partnerehips. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to define community polic- 
ing, describe how community policing strategies solve 
problems, and compare community policing to traditional 
policing. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: ENG 090 
and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 



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CJC131 Criminal Law 

This course covers the history, evolution, principles, and 
contemporary applications of criminal law. Topics include 
sources of substantive law, classification of crimes, parties 
to crime, elements of crimes, matters of criminal responsi- 
bility, and other related topics. Upon completion, students 
should be able to discuss the sources of law and identify, 
interpret, and apply the appropriate statutes and elements. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: ENG 090 and 
RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

CJC 132 Court Procedure and Evidence 

This course covers judicial structure, process, and proce- 
dure from incident to disposition; kinds and degrees of evi- 
dence; and the rules governing admissibility of evidence in 
court. Topics include consideration of state and federal 
courts, arrest, search and seizure laws, exclusionary and 
statutory rules of evidence, and other related issues. Upon 
completion, students should be able to identify and discuss 
procedures necessary to establish a lawful arrest and 
search, proper judicial procedures, and the admissibility of 
evidence. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: ENG 090 
and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

CJC 141 Corrections 

This course covers the history, major philosophies, compo- 
nents, and current practices and problems of the field of 
corrections. Topics include historical evolution, hinctions 
of the various components, alternatives to incarceration, 
treatment programs, inmate control, and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
explain the various components, processes, and functions 
of the correctional system. Tl)is course has been approved 
to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
transferability as apre-major and/or elective course 
requiretnent. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: 
ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement 
test. 

CJC 211 Counseling 

This course introduces the basic elements of counseling 
and specific techniques applicable to the criminal justice 
setting. Topics include observation, listening, recording, 
interviewing, and problem exploration necessary to form 
effective helping relationships. Upon completion, students 
should be able to discuss and demonstrate the basic tech- 
niques of counseling. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 090 and 
RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
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CJC 212 Ethics and Community Relations 

This course covers ethical considerations and accepted 
standards applicable to criminal justice organizations and 
professionals. Topics include ethical systems; social 
change, values, and norms; cultural diversity; citizen 
involvement in criminal justice issues; and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to apply 
ethical considerations to the decision-making process in 
identifiable criminal justice situations. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. 

CJC 213 Substance Abuse 

This course is a study of substance abuse in our society. 
Topics include the history and classifications of drug abuse 
and the social, physical, and psychological impact of drug 
abuse. Upon completion, students should be able to identi- 
fy various types of drugs, their effects on human behavior 
and society, and treatment modalities. Current area drug 
trends and North Carolina statutes regarding controlled 
substances are reviewed. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. 

CJC 214 Victimology 

This couree introduces the study of victims. Emphasis is on 
roles and characteristics of victims, victim interaction with 
the criminal justice system and society, current victim 
assistance programs, and other related topics. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to discuss and identify vic- 
tims, the uniqueness of victims' roles, and current victim 
assistance programs. In addition, this course assesses mas- 
tery of critical competencies within the Criminal Justice 
program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: ENG O9O 
and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

CJC 215 Organization and Administration 

This course introduces the components and functions of 
organization and administration as it applies to the agen- 
cies of the criminal justice system. Topics include opera- 
tions and functions of organizations; recruiting, training, 
and retention of personnel; funding and budgeting; com- 
munications; span of control and discretion; and other 
related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
identify and discuss the basic components and functions 
of a criminal justice organization and its administrative 



operations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisites; 
ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement 



CJC 221 Investigative Principles 

This course introduces the theories and fundamentals of 
the investigative process. Topics include crime scene and 
incident processing, information gathering techniques, 
collection and preservation of evidence, preparation of 
appropriate reports, court presentations, and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
identify, explain, and demonstrate the techniques of the 
investigative process, report preparation, and courtroom 
presentation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: CJC 11 1 and CJC 
222. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory 
score on placement test. 

CJC 222 Criminalistics 

This course covers the functions of the forensic laboratoiy 
and its relationship to successful criminal investigations 
and prosecutions. Topics include advanced crime scene 
processing, investigative techniques, current forensic 
technologies, and other related topics. Upon completion, 
students should be able to identify and collect relevant evi- 
dence at simulated crime scenes and request appropriate 
laboratory analysis of submitted evidence. Practical appli- 
cations of course materials are utilized at the instructor's 
discretion. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: CJC 11 1 and CJC 
112. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory 
score on placement test. 

CJC 225 Crisis Intervention 

This course introduces critical incident intervention and 
management techniques as they apply to operational crim- 
inal justice practitioners. Emphasis is on the victim/offend- 
er situation as well as on job-related high stress and dan- 
gerous or problem-solving citizen contacts. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to provide insighthil analysis 
of emotional, violent, drug-induced, and other critical 
and/or stressful incidents that require field analysis and/or 
resolution. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: 
ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement 



CJC 231 Constitutional Law 

The course covers the impact of the Constitution of the 
United States and its amendments on the criminal justice 
system. Topics include the structure of the Constitution and 
its amendments, court decisions pertinent to contemporary 
criminal justice issues, and other related topics. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to identify and discuss the 
basic strtjcture of the United States Constitution as well as 



the rights and procedures as interpreted by the courts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: ENG 090 and 
RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

CJC232 Civil Liability 

This couRe covers habihty issues for the criminal justice 
professional. Topics include civil rights violations, tort lia- 
bility, employment issues, and other related topics. Upon 
completion, students should be able to explain civil trial 
procedures and discuss contemporary liabihty issues. 
Course Hour Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: ENG 090 and 
RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

CJC 241 Community-Based Corrections 

This course covers programs for convicted offenders that 
are used both as alternatives to incarceration and in post- , 
incarceration situations. Topics include offenders, diver- 
sion, house arrest, restitution, community service, proba- 
tion and parole, including both public and private partici- 
pation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students 
should be able to identify and discuss the various programs 
from the perspective of the criminal justice professional, 
the offender, and the community. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory 
score on placement test. 

Cooperative Education 

COEllO World of Work 

This course covers basic knowledge necessary for gaining 
and maintaining employment. Topics include job search 
skills, work ethic, meeting employer expectations, work- 
place safety, and human relations. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to make a successful transition from 
school to work. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 0; 
Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, L Prerequisite: 
Permission of program director. Corequisite: None. 

COE 111 Co-op Work Experience I 

This course provides work experience with a college- 
approved employer in an area related to the student's 
program of study. Emphasis is on integrating classroom 
learning with related work experience. Upon completion, 
students should be able to evaluate career selection, 
demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform 
work-related competencies. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 10; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: Pemiission of program director Corequisite: 
None. 

COE 112 Co-op Work Experience I 

This course provides work e)q)erience with a college- 
approved employer in an area related to the student's 
program of study Emphasis is on integrating classroom 



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learning with related work experience. Upon completion, 
students should be able to evaluate career selection, 
demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform 
work-related competencies. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 20; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: Permission of program director Corequisite: 
None. 

COE 121 Co-op Work Experience II 

This course provides work experience with a college- 
approved employer in an area related to the student's 
program of study Emphasis is on integrating classroom 
learning with related work experience. Upon completion, 
students should be able to evaluate career selection, 
demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform 
work-related competencies. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 0; Lab, 0; Chnical, 10; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite. None. Corequisite: None. 

Communication 

For Associate in Arts and Associate in Science programs, 
3 Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in speech/communica- 
tion may be substituted for 3 Semester Hours Credit in 
humanities/fine arts. Speech/communication may not 
substitute for the literature requirement. 

COM 120 Interpersonal Communication 

This course introduces the practices and principles of 
interpersonal communication in both one-on-one and 
group settings. Emphasis is placed on the communication 
process; issues addressed include perception, listening, 
self-disclosure, speech apprehension, ethics, nonverbal 
communication, conflict, power, and dysfunctional com- 
munication. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate interpersonal communication skilb, apply 
basic principles of group discussion, and manage conflict 
in inteipersonal communication situations. This course 
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement general education core require- 
ment in humanities/fine arts (substitute). Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3; 
Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080. Corequisite: None. 

COM 231 Public Speaking 

This course provides instruction and experience in prepar- 
ing and delivering speeches within a public setting and in 
group discussion. Emphasis is on research, preparation, 
delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and 
special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students 



should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized 
speeches and participate in group discussion with appropri- 
ate audiovisual support. Students should also demonstrate 
the speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills necessary 
to be effective communicators in academic settings, in the 
workplace, and in the community. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement 
in speech/communication. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 
and RED 080. Corequisite: None. 

Computer Science 

CSC 120 Computing Fundamentals I 

This course provides the essential foundation for the disci- 
pline of computing and a program of study in computer 
science, including the role of the professional. Topics 
include algorithm design, data abstraction, searching and 
sorting algorithms, and procedural programming tech- 
niques. Upon completion, students should be able to solve 
problems, develop algorithms, specify data types, perform 
sorts and searches, and use an operating system. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: MAT 080 or satisfactory score on placement 
test and CIS 110. Corequisite: None. 

CSC 130 Computing Fundamentals II 

This course provides in-depth coverage of the discipline of 
computing and the role of the professional. Topics include 
software design methodologies, analysis of algorithm and 
data structures, searching and sorting algorithms, and file 
organization methods. Upon completion, students should 
be able to use software design methodologies and choice of 
data structures as well as understand the social and ethical 
responsibilities of the computing professional. This course 
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability asapre- 
major and/or elective course requirement. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: CSC 120. Corequisite: None. 

CSC 134 C++ Programming 

This course introduces object-oriented computer program- 
ming using the C-t-+ programming language. Topics 
include input/output operations, iteration, arithmetic oper- 
ations, arrays, pointers, filters, and other related topics. 
Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, 
test, and debug C-n- language programs. Tins course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for transferability as apre-major and/or 
elective course requirement. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 
115. Corequisite: None. 



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CSC 139 Visual Basic Programming 

This course introduces event-driven computer program- 
ming using die Visual Basic programming language. 
Topics include input/output operations, sequence, selec- 
tion, iteration, arithmetic operations, arrays, fonns, 
sequential files, and other related topics Upon completion, 
students should be able to design, code, test, and debug 
Visual Basic language programs. Course Hours Per Week; 
Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: CIS 
115. Corequisite: None. 

CSC 141 Visual C+ + Programming 
This course introduces event-driven computer program- 
ming using the Visual C++ programming language. 
Topics include input/output operations, sequence, selec- 
tion, iteration, arithmetic operation, arrays, and other 
related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
design, code, test, and debug Visual C++ Languj^e pro- 
grams. Course Hours Per Week: Class 2; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 1 15. Corequisite: None. 

CSC 148 JAVA Programming 
This course introduces computer programming using the 
JAVA language. Topics include selection, iteration, arith- 
metic and logical operators, classes, inheritance, methods, 
arrays, user interfaces, basic applet creation, and other 
related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
design, code, test, and debugJAVA language programs. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: CSC 134 or CSC I4l. Corequisite: 
None. 

CSC 152 SAS 

This course introduces die fundamentals of SAS program- 
ming. Emphasis is on learning basic SAS commands and 
statements for solving a variety of data processing applica- 
tions. Upon completion, students should be able to use SAS 
data and procedure steps to create SAS data sets, do statisti- 
cal analysis, and create general customized reports. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: CIS 130. Corequisite: None. 

CSC 160 Introduction to Internet 
Programming 

This course introduces client-side Internet programming 
using HTML and Javascript. Topics include use of frames 
and tables, use of meta t^, and Javascript techniques for 
site navigation. Upon completion, students should be able 
to write HTML documents that incorporate programming 
to provide web page organization and navigation func- 
tions. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: CIS 172. Corequisite: None. 

CSC 239 Advanced Visual Basic 

This course is a continuation of CSC 139 using Visual Basic 
with structured programming principles. Emphasis is on 



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advanced arrays and tables, file management and process- 
ing techniques, data stmctures, sub-programs, interactive 
processing, sort and merge routines, and libraries. Upon 
completion, students should be able to design, code, test, 
debug, and document programming solutions. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: CSC 139- Corequisite: None. 

CSC 241 Advanced Visual C+ + 

This course is a continuation of CSC 141 using Visual C++ 
with object oriented programming principles. Emphasis is 
on advanced arrays, file management/processing tech- 
niques, data structures, sub-programs, interactive process- 
ing, algoridims, and libraries. Upon completion, students 
should be able to design, code, test, debug, and document 
programming solutions. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: CSC 141. 
Corequisite: None. 

CSC 248 Advanced Internet Programming 

This course covers advanced programming skills required 
to design Internet applications. Emphasis is on program- 
ming techniques required to support network applications. 
Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, 
debug, and document network-based programming solu- 
tions to various real-world problems using an appropriate 
programming language. Course Hours Per Week Class, 2; 
Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: CSC 148. 
Corequisite: None. 

Clinical Trials Research 

CTR no Introduction to Clinical Research 

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the 
clinical research process and its history and evolution. 
Topics include phase of clinical trials, protection of human 
subjects, roles of die clinical research teams, and responsi- 
bilities of clinical research organizations. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to prepare an organizational 
chart depicting a typical research team, defining die roles 
or responsibilities of each member. Course Hours Per Week 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hour Credit, 3- Prerequisite: 
Enrollment in die Chnical Trials Research Associate pro- 
gram or permission of program director Corequisite: None. 

CTR 112 Clinical Research Terminology 

This course is designed to enhance and augment die stu- 
dent's knowledge of basic medical temiinology. Emphasis 
is on acronyms, abbreviations, and initials commonly used 



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in clinical research and die temiinology associated with 
pharmaceutical and pharmacological research. Upon 
completion, students should be able to utUize and apply 
standard research terminology in effective written and 
verbal communication. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: CTR 110. 
Corequisite: None. 

CTR 115 Clinical Research Regulations 

This course covers die range of national and international 
regulations governing die development of drugs, diagnos- 
tics, medical devices, and biologies. Topics include a review 
of die regulatory agencies, guidelines for regulatory appli- 
cation, required documentation, and preparation for com- 
pliance audits. Upon completion, students should be able 
to demonstrate a basic understanding of regulatory 
processes associated widi clinical research and describe 
effective means of compliance. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
CTR 110. Corequisite: None. 

CTR 120 Research Protocol Design 

This course introduces die student to die scientific develop- 
ment of research protocols and dieir key elements. Topics 
include die differentiation between research design types, 
rules for writing protocols, ethical considerations relative 
to research protocols, and the correct preparation of data 
collection forms. Upon completion, students should be 
able to Identify die primary components of protocols and 
effectively develop a protocol draft. Course Hours Per Week 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
CTR 130. Corequisite; None, 

CTR 130 Clinical Research Management 

This course introduces die student to die elements involved 
in implementing and manz^ng a clinical study. Topics 
include overall project planning, development of study 
goals, preparation of budget and contracts, implementa- 
tion of monitoring visits, and effective management of 
research sites. Upon completion, students should be able to 
design and prepare a plan for die implementation and 
management of a sample clinical research project. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

CTR 150 Research Fieldwork I 

This course provides supervised work experience and obser- 
vaUon in a clinical research setting. Emphasis is on die 
enhancement of professional skills and die practical appli- 
cation of curriculum concepts in die research setting. 
Upon completion, students should be able to apply 
research dieory effectively to clinical research practices. 
Course Hours Per Week; Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 15; 
Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisites: CTR 130, CTR 220, 
and BIO I69. Corequisite: None. 



CTR210 Research Data and Reports 

This course covers the organization and management of 
study data and the effective presentation of data in reports. 
Topics include database structures, data man^ement sys- 
tems, quality assurance, data confidentially and security, 
key elements of effective reports, and preparation of case 
report forms. Upon completion, students should be able to 
organize, enter, and review effectively die data used in the 
presentation of required reports. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: 
CTR 120. Corequisite: None. 

CTR 215 Data Management Concepts 

This course is designed to discuss the elements involved in 
implementing and managing a clinical study from the 
perspective of the Data Manner Topics include developing 
the data management plan, coordinating data collection 
and capture, planning the closure and archival of study 
materials, and participating in project management activi- 
ties. Upon completion, students should be able to design, 
prepare, and execute a complete data management plan 
for the implementation and management of a sample clin- 
ical research project. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: CTR 210. 
Corequisite: None. 

CTR 220 Research Site Management 

This course covers the guidelines and methodology of 
research site management and the recruitment of research 
sites, investigators, and subjects. Topics include the identifi- 
cation and evaluation of sites and investigators, on-site 
budget management, and the coordination of subject par- 
ticipation. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate the principles and practices of effective 
research site management. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: CTR 115. 
Corequisite: None. 

CTR 225 Data Collection 

This course is designed to instruct the student on the data 
collection, validation, and quality assurance processes of a 
chnical research study as conducted by the data manage- 
ment staff. Topics include the development and implemen- 
tation of data review and data collection; the development 
of the validation program and the function, conduct, and 
followup of a quality assurance audit of data. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to develop and implement 
a plan for data collection, validation, and quality assurance 
for a clinical research study. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: CTR 210 
and CTR 215. Corequisite: None. 

CTR 230 Data Trends and Reporting 

This course covers the reporting of clinical trial data 
including identification of safety and efficacy trends in the 
data. Topics include generation of tables, listing and 



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graphs, the identification and reporting of data trends, and 
the generation of various types of smdy reports. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to demonstrate an under- 
standing of the process for review and reporting of clinical 
trial data results. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: CTR 210, CTR 215, 
and CTR 225. Corequisite: None. 

CTR 250 Research Fieldwork II 

This course provides more advanced work experience in a 
clinical research setting. Emphasis is on the refinement of 
professional skills and the practice of curriculum concepts 
in diverse clinical research areas. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to apply research theory to clinical 
practices. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 
24; Semester Hours Credit, 8. Prerequisite: CTR 150. 
Corequisite: None. 

CTR 281 Trends in Clinical Research 

This course covers the major issues, trends, and concepts in 
contemporary clinical research practice. Topics include 
professional ethics, continuing education and certification, 
job placement skills, and the latest developments in clini- 
cal research. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate a basic knowledge of die topics coveted. 
Course Hour Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite; CTR 130. Corequisite: None. 

Drafting 

DPT 115 Architectural Drafting 

This course introduces basic drafting practices used in resi- 
dential and light commercial design. Topics include floor 
plans, foundations, details, electrical components, eleva- 
tions, and dimensioning practice. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to complete a set of working drawings 
for a simple structure. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

DPT 117 Technical Drafting 

This course introduces basic drafting practices for non- 
drafting majors. Emphasis is on instrument use and care, 
shape and size description, sketching, and pictorials. Upon 
completion, students should be able to produce drawings of 
assigned parts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 



DFT 170 Engineering Graphics 

This course introduces basic engineering graphics skills, 
equipment, and applications (manual and computer- 
aided). Topics include sketching, measurements, lettering, 
dimensioning, geometric construction, orthographic pro- 
jections and pictorial drawings, and sectional and auxil- 
iary views. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate an understanding of basic engineering graph- 
ics principles and practices. 'Hm course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or 
elective course requirement. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

Dental 

DLT 111 Dental Anatomy/Physiology 

This course introduces the anatomy of the individual tooth 
and the basic anatomy/physiology of the head, oral cavity, 
and supporting structures. Topics include anatomy, con- 
tour, occlusion, malocclusion, die temporomandibular 
joint, and the anatomical structures of the head and oral 
cavity. Upon completion, smdents should be able to carve 
teeth widi proper occlusion, anatomy and contour; and 
understand the anatomy of the head and oral cavity. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 6; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the 
Dental Laboratory Technology program. Corequisite: None. 

DLT 114 Dental Materials 

This course provides a study of the composition, properties, 
and uses of non-metal materials as well as the physical 
and mechanical properties of metal alloys. Topics include 
gypsums, waxes, acrylics, metals, and policies related to 
health, safety, and infection control. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to identify gypsums, waxes, acrylics, 
and metal materials and know the proper procedures for 
health, safety, and infection control. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 1; Lab, 6; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Laboratory 
Technology program. Corequisite: None. 

DLT 116 Complete Dentures 

This course introduces basic and intermediate techniques 
in complete denmre construction and also covers 
mandibular movement, occlusion, and infection control. 
Topics include baseplates, occlusion rims, articulator 
mountings, custom trays, setting of teeth, waxing denture 
bases, investing, processing, selective grinding, finishing, 
and polishing of complete denmres. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to construct complete denture pros- 
dieses utilizing proper laboratory technique. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 9; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisite: Enrollment in die Dental Laboratory 
Technology program. Corequisite: None. 



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DLT 118 Cast Partial Dentures 

This course covers techniques used in fabricating cast 
removable partial denture frameworks utilizing a chrome- 
cobalt alloy. Topics include surveying, designing, block-out 
procedures, pouring refractory casts, waxing, casting, fin- 
ishing, polishing frameworks, tooth selection, setup, pro- 
cessing, and finishing of acrylic. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to fabricate cast removable partial 
dentures following the dental prescription. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 9; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 6. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: DLT 114. 

DLT 119 Wrought-Ortbodontic Appliances 

This course introduces techniques for fabricating remov- 
able wrought and orthodontic/pedodontic appliances. 
Topics include wrought clasps, archwires, orthodontic 
clasps, orthodontic acrylic, soldering, fabrication, and 
repair of orthodontic restorations. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to fabricate removable wrought-ortho- 
dontic appliances following die dental prescription. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 9; Clinical, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: DIT 114. Corequisite: None. 

DLT 123 Crown and Bridge 

This course introduces techniques for fabricating cast gold 
restorations. Topics include infection control, pouring 
impressions with removable dies, trimming margins, artic- 
ulating, waxing of single and multiple units, soldering, 
and principles of occlusion. Upon completion, students 
should be able to fabricate single and multiple unit cast 
gold fixed restorations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 12; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 6. Prerequisites: 
DLT 1 1 1 and DLT 1 14. Corequisite: None. 

DLT 126 Advanced Crown and Bridge 

This course introduces techniques for fabricating advanced 
fixed restorations. Topics include resin veneers, temporary 
crowns, post-core crowns, overdenture copings, non-parallel 
bridges, and semi-precision attachments. Upon completion, 
students should be able to fabricate advanced fixed restora- 
tions. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 9; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: DLT 123. 
Corequisite: None. 

DLT 211 Advanced Complete Dentures 

This course includes instruction in advanced complete 
denture construction. Topics include overdentures, imme- 
diate dentures, cast metal bases, relines, rebases, repairs, 
and various occlusal relationships. Upon completion, 
students should be able to construct advanced complete 
denture prostheses following the dental prescription. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 12; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 6. Prerequisites: DLT 1 14 and DLT 
ll6. Corequisite: None. 



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DLT 215 Advanced Partial Dentures 

This course examines the biomechanics of removable 
partial denture design as well as fabrication and concepts, 
including gnadialogical principles as applied in the con- 
struction of restorations. Emphasis is on fabricating 
advanced cast metal restorations, including bite raisers, flat 
back facings, tube teeth, and concepts relating to precision 
partial construction, such as implants. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate an understanding 
of gnathalogical concepts and the fabrication of special 
types of removable restorations. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 1; Lab, 6; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: DLT 1 18. Corequisite: None. 

DLT 217 Ceramic Techniques 

This course includes the physical properties of metals and 
ceramics as well as the fabrication of porcelain fused to 
metal crowns, including porcelain shoulder margins. 
Emphasis is on infection control, model and die fabrica- 
tion, metal substructure fabrication, build up, firing, and 
finishing of ceramic crowns. Upon completion, students 
should be able to complete single unit ceramic crowns. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 9; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: DLT 126. 
Corequisite: None. 

DLT 219 Jurisprudence and Ethics 

This course covers the history as well as the legal and ethi- 
cal aspects of the laboratory profession and in-depdi stud- 
ies of the certification program. Topics include dental labo- 
ratory history, dentist-laboratory relationships, certification 
preparation, and legal and ethical requirements of dental 
laboratories and technicians. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the 
legal and ethical requirements of the dental laboratory 
profession and dental history. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 1; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Dental Laboratoiy 
Technology program. Corequisite: None. 

DLT 222 Advanced Ceramic Techniques 

This course covers the fabrication of metal-ceramic 
bridges; all-ceramic crowns; and shading, staining, and 
personalizing ceramic restorations. Emphasis is on bond- 
ing dental porcelain on base metal alloys, margination, 
contouring, shading, and soldering. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to fabricate ceramic-to-metal bridge- 
work. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 9; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: DLT 217. 
Corequisite: None. 
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DLT 224 Dental Lab Practice 

This course provides practical experience in the commer- 
cial laboratory setting. Emphasis is on all laboratory tech- 
niques pertaining to the specialty area. Upon completion, 
students should be able to function effectively in the com- 
mercial dental laboratory environment. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 20; Semester Hours Credit, 
2, Prerequisites: DLT 211, DLT 126, DLT 217, and DLT 118, 
Corequisites; DLT 215 and DLT 222, 

Drama 

DM 122 Ord Interpretation 

This course introduces the dramatic study of literature 
through performance. Emphasis is on analysis and 
performance of poetry, drama, and prose fiction. Upon 
completion, students should be able to appreciate and to 
participate in the critical analysis of various literary voices. 
This course has been approved to satisfy the Compre- 
hensive Articulation Agreement general education core 
requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ENG 080, RED 080 or satisfactory score on 
placement test. Corequisite: None, 

DM 170 Play Production I 

This course provides an a()plied laboratory study of the 
processes involved in the production of a play. Topics 
include fundamental practices, principles, and techniques 
associated with producing plays of various periods and 
styles. Upon completion, students should be able to 
participate in an assigned position with a college theatre 
production. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferabil- 
ity as apre-major and/or elective course requirement 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 9; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None, Corequisite: None. 

Economics 

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 

This course introduces economic analysis of individual, 
business, and industry choices in the maricet econoihy 
Topics include the price mechanism, supply and demand, 
optimizing economic behavior, costs and revenue, market 
structures, factor markets, income distribution, market 
failure, and government intervention. Upon completion, 
students should be able to identify and evaluate consumer 
and business alternatives in order to achieve economic 
objectives efficiently This course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in social/behav- 
ioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 090, MAT 070, 
and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test 
Corequisite: None. 



ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 

This couRe introduces economic analysis of aggregate 
employment, income, and prices. Topics include major 
schools of economic thought; aggregate supply and 
demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and growth; 
money and banking; stabilization techniques; and interna- 
tional trade. Upon completion, students should be able 
to evaluate national economic components, conditions, 
and alternatives for achieving socioeconomic goals. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in social/behavioral sciences. Course 
Hours Per Week Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisites: ENG 090, MAT 070, and RED 090 or satisfac- 
toiy score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

Education 

EDUlll Early Childhood Credential I 

This course introduce early childhood education and the 
role of the teacher in environments that encourage explo- 
ration and learning. Topics include professionalism, child 
growth and development, individuality, family, and culture. 
Upon completion, students should be able to identify and 
demonstrate knowledge of professional roles, major areas 
of child growth and development, and diverse families. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Houis 
Credit, 2. Prerequisite; High school diploma or GED. 
Corequisite: None. 

EDU 112 Early Childhood Credential II 

This course introduces developmentally appropriate prac- 
tices; positive guidance; and standards of health, safety, 
and nutrition. Topics include the learning environment; 
planning developmentally appropriate activities; positive 
guidance techniques; and health, safety, and nutrition 
standards. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate developmentally appropriate activities and 
positive guidance techniques as well as describe health, 
sanitation, and nutrition practices that promote healthy 
environments for children. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: High 
school diploma or GED and EDU 111. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 113 Family/Early Childhood 
Credential 

This course covers business and professional practices for 
family early childhood providers, developmentally appro- 
priate practices, positive guidance, and methods of provid- 
ing a safe and healthy environment. Topics include devel- 
opmentally appropriate practices; healdi, safety, and nutri- 
tion; and business and professionalism. Upon completion, 
students should be able to develop a handbook of policies, 
procedures, and practices for a family child care home. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED and 
EDU 111. Corequisite: None. 



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EDU 118 Teacher Associate Principles and 
Practice 

This course covers the teacher associate's role in the 
educational system. Topics include history of education, 
professional responsibibties and ediics, culmral diversity, 
communication skills, and identification of the optimal 
learning environment. Upon completion, students should 
be able to describe the supporting professional role of the 
teacher associate, demonstrate positive communication, 
and discuss educational philosophy Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 119 Introduction to Early Child 



This course covers the foundations of the education profes- 
sion, the diverse educational settings for young children, 
professionalism, and planning developmentally appropri- 
ate programs for children. Topics include historical foun- 
dations, program types, career options, professionalism, 
and creating inclusive environments and curriculum that 
are responsive to the needs of children and families. Upon 
completion, students should be able to design career plans 
and to develop appropriate schedules, environments, and 
activity plans while incorporating adaptations for children 
with exceptionalities. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: High school 
diploma or GED. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 131 Child, Family and Community 

This course covers the relationships between the families, 
programs for children and schools, and die community. 
Emphasis is on establishing and maintaining positive col- 
laborative relationships with families and community 
resources. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate strategies for effectively working with diverse 
families and for identifying and utibzing community 
resources. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite; High school diplo- 
ma or GED. Corequisite; None. 

EDU 144 Child Development I 

This course covers the theories of child development and 
the developmental sequences of children from conception 
through the pre-school years for early childhood educators. 
Emphasis is on sequences in physical/motor, social, emo- 
tional, cognitive, and language development as well as 
appropriate experiences for die young child. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to identify developmental 



milestones, plan experiences to enhance development, and 
describe appropriate interaction techniques and environ- 
ments for typical and atypical development. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED, ENG 080, and 
RED 080 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: None. 

EDU 145 Child Development II 

This course covers theories of child development and devel- 
opmental sequences of children from pre-school dirough 
middle childhood for early childhood educators. Emphasis 
is on characteristics of physical/motor, social, emotional, 
and cognitive/language development and appropriate 
experiences for children. Upon completion, students should 
be able to identify developmental characteristics, plan 
experiences to enhance development, and describe appro- 
priate interaction techniques and environments. Course 
Hours Per Week; Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED and EDU 144. 
Corequisite; None. 

EDU 146 Child Guidance 

This course introduces practical principles and techniques 
for developmentally appropriate guidance. Emphasis is on 
encouraging self-esteem and cultural awareness, effective 
communication skills, and direct and indirect guidance 
techniques and strategies. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate strategies which encourage 
positive social interactions; promote conflict resolution; and 
develop self-control, self-motivation, and self-esteem in 
children. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3 Prerequisites: High school diploma or 
GED, ENG 080, and RED 080 or satisfactory score on place- 
ment test. Corequisite; None. 

EDU 151 Creative Activities 

This course covers planning, creation and adaptation of 
developmentally supportive learning environments with 
attention to curriculum, interactions, teaching practices 
and learning materials. Emphasis is placed on creating 
and adapting integrated, meaninghil, challenging, and 
engaging developmentally supportive learning experiences 
in art, music, movement and physical skills, and dramatics. 
Upon completion, students should be able to create, man- 
age, adapt and evaluate developmentally supportive learn- 
ing materials, experiences, and environments. Course 
Hours Per Week; Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED. Corequisite; 
None 

EDU 151 A Creative Activities Lab 

This course provides a laboratory component to comple- 
ment EDU 151. Emphasis is placed on practical experiences 
that enhance concepts introduced in the classroom. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate a prac- 



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tical understanding of the development and implementa- 
tion of appropriate creative activities. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: EDU 151. 

EDU 152 Music, Movement, and Language 

This couree introduces historical perepectives of music and 
movement and integrates the whole language concept with 
emphasis on diversity. Emphasis is on designing an envi- 
ronment that focuses on language development through 
developmentally and culturally appropriate music and 
movement. Upon completion, students should be able to 
design an environment that develops language through a 
music and movement curriculum that emphasizes diversi- 
ty. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED. 
Corequisite: None. 

EDU 153 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 

This course focuses on promoting and maintaining the 
health and well-being of all children. Topics include health 
and nutritional guidelines, common childhood illnesses, 
maintaining safe and healthy learning environments, 
recognition and reporting of abuse and neglect, and state 
regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate knowledge of health, safety, and nutritional 
needs; implement safe learning environments; and adhere 
to state regulations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: High school 
diploma or GED. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 154 Social, Emotional, and 
Behavioral Development 

This course covers the social, emotional, and behavioral 
development of children and the causes, expressions, and 
prevention and management of challenging behaviors in 
all children. Emphasis is on caregiver-child relationships, 
positive social-emotional environments, developmental 
concerns, risk factors, early identification and screening, 
and intervention strategies. Upon completion, smdents 
should be able to identify factors influencing social- 
emotional development and behaviors, utilize screening 
measures, design behavioral plans, and make appropriate 
referrals. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hour Credit, 3 Prerequisite: High School diploma or GED. 
Corequisite: None. 

EDU 161 Introduction to Exceptional Child 

This course covers exceptional children as learners within 
the context of the community, school, and family. 
Emphasis is on the legal, social, physical, political, and 
cultural issues relating to the analysis and teaching of 
exceptional children. Upon completion, students should be 
able to demonstrate knowledge of identification processes, 
mainstreaming techniques, and professional practices and 



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attitudes. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: Higli school diploma or 
GED, ENG 080, and RED 080 or satisfactory score on 
placement test. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 162 Early Exposure/Prospective 
Teachers 

This course provides an opportunity to observe teachers 
and pupils in a natural classroom environment. Emphasis 
is on observation methods, planning, teaching, evaluation, 
personal goal assessment, and curriculum. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to demonstrate an under- 
standing of their own personal teaching goals, teaching 
methods, planning methods, and student performance 
evaluation. This course serves as a capstone course for the 
Early Childhood Associate in Applied Science program. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisites: EDU 112, EDU 131, EDU 146, EDU 
153, EDU 161, EDU 221, EDU 234, EDU 251, and EDU 262. 
Corequisite: COE HI. 

EDU 171 Instructional Media 

This course covers the development and maintenance of 
effective teaching materials and the operation of selected 
pieces of equipment. Topics include available community 
resources, various types of instnictional materials and bul- 
letin boards, and audiovisual and computer use with chil- 
dren. Upon completion, students should be able to con- 
struct and identify resources for instructional materials and 
bulletin boards and use audiovisual and computer equip- 
ment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 172 Education Tools 

This course covers practical applications of technology in 
educational settings. Topics include software selection for 
classroom usage, record keeping, and adaptive technology 
for children with special needs. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate appropriate computer skills 
for the educational environment. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 186 Reading and Writing Methods 

This course covers concepts, resources, and methods for 
teaching reading and writing to school-age children. 
Topics include the importance of literacy, learning styles, 
skills assessment, various reading and writing approaches. 



and instructional strategies. Upon completion, students 
should be able to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate 
developmentally appropriate reading and writing experi- 
ences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 216 Foundations of Education 

This course introduces the American educational system 
and the teaching profession. Topics include historical and 
philosophical foundations of education, contemporary 
educational, structural, legal, and financial issues; PRAXIS 
1 preparation; and observation and participation in public 
school classrooms Upon completion, students should be 
able to relate classroom observations to the roles of teach- 
ers and schools and the process of teacher educaUon. Tl}is 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities 

This course, based on the foundation of typical develop- 
ment, introduces working with children with exceptionali- 
ties. Emphasis is placed on the characteristics and assess- 
ment of children and strategies for adapting the leaming 
environment. Upon completion, smdents should be able to 
recognize atypical development; make appropriate refer- 
rals; and collaborate with families and professionals to 
plan, implement, and evaluate inclusion strategies. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisites: EDU 144 and EDU 145. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 234 Infants, Toddlers, and Twos 

This course covers the skills needed to implement effective- 
ly the group care of infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds. 
Emphasis is on child development and developmentally- 
appropriate practices. Upon completion, students should be 
able to identify; plan, select materials and equipment, and 
implement and evaluate a developmentally-appropriate 
curriculum. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: High school 
diploma or GED. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 235 School-Age Development and 
Programs 

This course presents developmentally appropriate practices 
in group care for school-age children. Topics include 
principles of development, environmental planning, and 
positive guidiuice techniques. Upon completion, smdents 
should be able to discuss developmental principles for chil- 
dren five to twelve yeare of age and plan and implement 
age-appropriate activities. Couree Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 0, Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite None. 
Corequisite: None. 



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EDU241 Adult-Child Relations 

This course coveR self-concept and effective, active listen- 
ing skills in positive one-to-one interactions with individu- 
als and groups of children. Emphasis is on self-concept 
development and effective communication techniques used 
with children. Upon completion, students should be able to 
identify principles underlying self-concept and demonstrate 
effective listening and communication skills adults use 
with children. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: High school diplo- 
ma or GED. Corequisite; None. 

EDU250 PRAXIS I Preparation 

This course is designed to prepare potential teachers for 
the PRAXIS I exam that is necessary to enter the field of 
education. Emphasis is on content specifications of the 
PRAXIS I exam, study skills, and simulated examinations. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
an understanding of the content necessary for successful 
completion of the PRAXIS I exam. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 1; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: 
Final semester of Early Childhood Associate or Teacher 
program. Corequisite: None. 



EDU 257 Math Methods and Materials 

This course covere concepts, activities, methods, and mate- 
rials for teaching mathematics in elementary through 
middle school grades. Topics include individual instruc- 
tion, developmental skill building, manipulatives, problem 
solving, critical thinking, and numerical concepts. Upon 
completion, students should be able to assess, plan, imple- 
ment, and evaluate developmentally-appropriate math 
experiences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

EDU 259 Curriculum Planning 

This course covets early childhood curriculum planning 
Topics include philosophy, curriculum, indoor and outdoor 
environmental design, scheduling, observation and 
assessment, and instructional planning and evaluation. 
Upon completion, smdents should be able to assess 
children and the curriculum; plan for daily weekly and 
long-range instruction; and design environments with 
appropriate equipment and supplies. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
EDU 112 or EDU 113 or EDU 119. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 261 Early Childhood Administration I 

This course covers the policies, procedures, and responsibil- 
ities for managing early childhood education programs. 
Topics include implementation of goals, principles of 
supervision, budgeting and financial management, and 
meeting the standards for a N.C. Child Day Care license. 
Upon completion, students should be able to develop 



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program goals, explain licensing standards, determine 
budgeting needs, and describe effective methods of person- 
nel supervision. Students should also be able to develop a 
plan for center site location and start-up. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED, ENG 080, and 
RED 080 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: None. 

EDU 262 Early Childhood Administration II 

This course provides a foundation for budgetary, financial, 
and personnel management of the child care center Topics 
include budgeting, financial management, marketing, 
hiring, supervision, and professional development of a 
child care center Upon compleUon, students should be 
able to formulate marketing, financial management, and 
fund development plans as well as develop personnel 
policies, including supervision and staff development 
plans. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED 
and EDU 26l. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 263 Developing School-Age Programs 

This course introduces the methods and procedures for 
operating a school-age program in either the public or 
proprietary setting. Emphasis is on constructing and 
organizing the physical environment as well as planning 
and developing a school-age program. Upon completion, 
students should be able to plan and develop a quality 
school-age program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

EDU 271 Educational Technology 

This course introduces the use of technology to enhance 
teaching and learning in all educational settings. Topics 
include technology concepts, instructional strategies, mate- 
rials and adaptive technology for children with exception- 
alities, facilitation of assessment/evaluation, and ethical 
issues surrounding the use of technology. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to apply technology enhanced 
instructional strategies, use a variety of technology 
resources, and demonstrate appropriate technology skills in 
educational environments. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 113 or 
CIS 110. Corequisite: None 



EDU 275 Effective Teacher Training 

This course provides specialized training using an experi- 
enced-based approach to learning. Topics include instruc- 
tional preparation and presentation, student interaction, 
time management, learning expectations, evaluation, and 
curriculum principles and planning. Upon completion, 
students should be able to prepare and present a six-step 
lesson plan and demonstrate ways to improve students' 
time-on-task. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite; 
None. 

EDU 280 Language & Literacy Experience 

This course explores the confinuum of children's commu- 
nication development, including verbal and written 
language acquisition and other forms of communication. 
Topics include selection of literature and other media, the 
integration of literacy concepts throughout the classroom 
environment, inclusive practices, and appropriate assess- 
ments. Upon completion, students should be able to select, 
plan, implement and evaluate developmentally-appropriate 
hteracy experiences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: High school 
diploma or GED, ENG 080, and RED 080 or satisfactory 
score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

EDU 285 Internship Experiences - 
SchoolAge 

This course provides an opportunity to discuss internship 
e]q)eriences with peers and faculty. Emphasis is on evaluat- 
ing and integrating practicum experiences. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in 
early childhood education. This course is a unique concen- 
tration requirement in the Teacher Associate concentration 
of the Early Childhood Associate program. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, I. 
Prerequisites: ENG 1 1 1 and completion of curriculum core 
requirements. Corequisite: COE 121. 

EDU 288 Advanced Issues/Early Childhood 
Education 

This course covers advanced topics and issues in early child- 
hood. Emphasis is on current advocacy issues, emerging 
technology, professional growth experiences, and other 
related topics. Upon completion, students should be able 
to list, discuss, and explain advanced current topics and 
issues in early childhood education. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED. Corequisite; 
None. 



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Engineering 

EGR 131 Introduction to Electronics 
Technology 

This course introduces the basic skills required for electri- 
cal/electronics technicians. Topics include soldering/desol- 
dering, safety practices, test equipment, scientific calcula- 
tors, AWG wire table, the resistor color code, electronic 
devices, problem solving, and use of hand tools. Upon 
completion, students should be able to solder/desolder, 
operate test equipment, apply problem-solving techniques, 
and use a scientific calculator Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite; None. 

Environment, l-lealth, and 
Safety 

EHS 111 Occupational Safety/Engineering 

This course covers recognition, control, and regulation of 
safety hazards in the workplace. Topics include accident 
investigation. Worker Compensation, record keeping, 
training, machine guarding, facilities, personal protection, 
and fire protection. Upon completion, students should be 
able to recognize safety hazards and recommend strategies 
for remediation and compliance. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 5; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 112 Industrial Hygiene 

This course emphasizes the recognition, evaluation, and 
control of occupational health hazards. Topics include 
hazard recognition, health standards, air sampling, venti- 
lation, noise ejqjosure, and temperature stress. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to identify and quantify 
common occupational health hazards. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit: 5. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 113 OSHA Electrical Safety 

This course covers OSHA electrical safety regulations that 
apply to general industry. Emphasis is on controlling 
electrical hazards in the workplace, understanding ground 
paths, recognizing electrical hazards, and interpreting 
electrical standards. Upon completion, students should be 
able to demonstrate an understanding of OSHA safety 
regulations within general industry. Couree Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 114 OSHA Regulations 

This course emphasizes application of OSHA performance- 
oriented standards for workplace safety and health. Topics 
include hazard communication, bloodbome pathogens, 
and the laboratory standard. Upon completion, students 
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compliance. Course Hours Per Week Class, 4; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

EHS 116 Environmental Management 

This couRe covets management of hazardous materials and 
hazardous waste in industrial and institutional settings. 
Emphasis is on compliance with the applicable regulations 
of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. 
Department of Transportation, as enforced by North Carolina 
agencies. Upon completion, students should be able to imple- 
ment appropriate compliance strategies. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 4; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit. 4. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 211 Environmental Health and 
Toxicology 

This course covers the many effects of environmental 
agents (chemical, physical, and biological) on human 
health. Particular emphasis is on principles of toxicology 
and federal regulations relevant to environmental health. 
Upon completion, students should be able to recommend 
rational strategies for the control of chemical hazards in 
the occupational and general environment. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 5. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 212 Industrial Hygiene Sampling 

This course covers industrial hygiene and sampling. Topics 
include the calibration and operation of sampling equip- 
ment and instruments. Upon completion, smdents should 
be able to perform basic industrial hygiene sampling pro- 
cedures and inteqDret the results. In addition, the course 
covers applications and use of personal protective equip- 
ment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 215 Incident Management 

This course introduces management of hazardous materi- 
als and incidents. Topics include analysis and application 
of the Incident Command System from the discovery of a 
hazardous substance release to decontamination and ter- 
mination procedures. Upon completion, smdents should be 
able to demonstrate an understanding of the roles and 
responsibilities of hazardous materials team members. 
This course provides OSHA HAZWOPER standard certifica- 
tion at the awareness, operations, and technician levels. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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EHS 218 Occupational Ergonomics 

This course emphasizes recognition of musculoskeletal dis- 
orders in institutional, office, and industrial settings. Topics 
include anthropometry, working postures, task analysis, 
manual materials handling, lifting equations, and envi- 
ronmental factors. Upon completion, students should be 
able to recognize ergonomic problems and recommend 
appropriate control measures. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

EHS 219 Radiation Protection 

This course covers theory, detection, health effects, and reg- 
ulation of ionizing radiation. Particular emphasis is on 
compliance with federal regulations in the occupational 
setting. Upon completion, students should be able to aid in 
implementation of a radiation protection program in an 
industrial or institutional setting. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

Electricity 

ELCII2 DC/AC Electricity 

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of and 
computations related to DC/AC electricity. Emphasis is on 
DC/AC circuits, components, operation of test equipment, 
and other related topics. Upon completion, students should 
be able to construct, verify, and analyze simple DC/AC cir- 
cuits. Subject areas include Ohm's Law; capacitance; 
inductance and reactance; true, reactive, and total power; 
and series, parallel, and combination circuits. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 5. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ELCII3 Basic Wiring I 

This course introduces the care and use of tools and mate- 
rials used in electrical installations as well as the require- 
ments of the National Electrical Code. Topics include elec- 
trical safety and electrical blueprint reading; planning, lay- 
out, and installation of electrical distribution equipment; 
lighting; overcurrent protection; conductoR; branch cir- 
cuits; and conduits. Upon completion, students should be 
able to properly install conduits, wiring, and electrical dis- 
tribution equipment associated with basic electrical instal- 
lations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ELC 115 Industrial Wiring 

This course covers layout, planning, and installation of 
wiring systems in industrial facilities. Emphasis is on 
industrial wiring methods and materials. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to install industrial systems 
and equipment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELC 113. 
Corequisite: None. 



ELC 117 Motors and Controls 

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of motors 
and motor controls. Topics include ladder diagrams, pilot 
devices, contactors, motor starters, motors, and other con- 
trol devices. Upon completion, students should be able to 
properly select, connect, and troubleshoot motors and con- 
trol circuits. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELC 112 or ELC 131. 
Corequisite: None. 

ELC 118 National Electrical Code 

This course covers the use of the current National 
Electrical Code (NEC). Topics include the NEC history, 
wiring methods, overcurrent protection, materials, and 
other related topics. Upon completion, students should be 
able to effectively use the NEC. Course Hours Per Week 
Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

ELC 127 Software for Technicians 

This course introduces computer software which can be 
used to solve electrical/electronics problems. Topics include 
electrical/electronics calculations, applications, and con- 
trols. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize a 
personal computer for electrical/electronics-related appli- 
cations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ELC 128 Introduction to PLC 

This course introduces the programmable logic controller 
(PLC) and its associated applications. Topics include lad- 
der logic diagrams, input/output modules, power supplies, 
surge protection, selection and installation of controllers, 
and interfacing of controllers with equipment. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to install PLCs and create 
simple programs. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ELC 117. 
Corequisite: None. 

ELC 131 DC/AC Circuit Analysis 

This course introduces DC and AC electricity with emphasis 
on circuit analysis, measurements, and operation of test 
equipment. Topics include DC and AC principles, circuit 
analysis laws and theorems, components, test equipment 
operation, circuit simulation software, and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to inter- 
pret circuit schematics; design, construct, verify, and ana- 
lyze DC/AC circuits; and properly use test equipment. 
! Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 5. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: MAT 121 

ELC 135 Electrical Machines I 

This course covers magnetic circuits, transformers, DC/AC 
generators, and a review of the three-phase circuit funda- 
mentals, including power factor Topics include magnetic 
terms and calculations, transformer calculations based on 



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primary or secondary equivalent circuits, and generator 
regulation and efficiency calculations. Upon completion, 
students should be able to perform regulation and efficien- 
cy calculations for DC/AC single- and three-phase trans- 
former and generator circuits. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: ELC 
112 or ELC 131. Corequisite: None. 

ELC 136 Electrical Machines II 

This course covers DC/AC motor fundamentals, including 
applications and control. Topics include control devices, 
synchronous and induction single and polyphase AC 
motors, DC motors, stepper, and special purpose motors. 
Upon completion, students should be able to perform regu- 
lation and efficiency calculations and apply motor theory 
to practical control applications. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELC 
135. Ctorequisite: None. 

ELC 213 Instrumentation 

This course covers the fundamentals of instrumentation 
used in industry. Emphasis is on electric, electronic, and 
pneumatic instruments. Upon completion, students should 
be able to design, install, maintain, and calibrate instru- 
mentation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELC 1 12 or ELC 131. 
Corequisite: None. 

ELC 215 Electrical Maintenance 

This course introduces the theory of maintenance and the 
skills necessary to maintain electrical equipment used in 
industrial and commercial facilities. Topics include main- 
tenance theory, predictive and preventive maintenance, 
electrical equipment operation and maintenance, and 
maintenance documentation. Upon completion, students 
should be able to perfomi maintenance on electrical 
equipment in industrial and commercial facilities. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: ELC 117. Corequisite: None. 

ELC 228 PLC Applications 

This course continues the study of the programming and 
applications of programmable logic controllers. Emphasis 
is on advanced programming, networking, advanced 1/0 
modules, reading and interpreting error codes, and trou- 
bleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to 
program and troubleshoot programmable logic controllers. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELC 128. Corequisite: None. 



Electronics 

ELN 131 Electronic Devices 

This course includes semiconductor-based devices such as 
diodes, bipolar transistors, FETs, thermistors, and related 
components. Emphasis is on analysis, selection, biasing, 
and applications in power supplies; small signal amplifiers; 
and switching and control circuits. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and trou- 
bleshoot discrete component circuits using appropriate 
techniques and test equipment. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELC 
131. Corequisite: MAT 122, 

ELN 132 Linear IC Applications 

This course introduces the characteristics and applications 
of linear integrated circuits. Topics include op-amp cir- 
cuits, differential amplifiers, instrumentation amplifiers, 
waveform generators, active filters, PLLs, and IC voltage 
regulators. Upon completion, students should be able to 
construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot linear integrat- 
ed circuits using appropriate techniques and test equip- 
ment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELN 131. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 133 Digital Electronics 

This course covers combinational and sequential logic cir- 
cuits. Topics include number systems, Boolean algebra, 
logic families, MSI and LSI circuits, AC/DC converters, and 
other related topics. Upon completion, students should be 
able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot digital 
circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisites: ELC 112 or ELC 131 and MAT 145. 
Corequisite: None. 

ELN 210 Introduction to Microelectronics 

This course introduces the field of microelectronics and 
semiconductor processing. Topics include an overview of 
the industry, job requirements and opportunities, vocabu- 
lary, and types of microelectronics devices manufacmred. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
an understanding of the basics of semiconductor materials, 
properties, and fabrication procedures. This course is a 
unique concentration requirement in the Microelectronics 
concentration of the Electronics Engineering Technology 
program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 215 Semiconductor Physics 

This course introduces solid state physics and emphasizes 
semiconductors. Topics include quantum physics, the 
atom, solid state devices, and semiconductor and integrat- 
ed circuit fabrication techniques. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to apply these principles of physics to 
basic semiconductor fabrication. This course is a unique 



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concentration requirement in the Microelectronics concen- 
tration of the Electronics Engineering Technology program. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: ELN 131 or ELN 210. Corequisite: 
None. 

ELN 220 Semiconductor Analysis 

This course covers the field of microelectronics and semi- 
conductor processing. Topics include circuit layout, mask 
making, photolithography diffusion, and thin-film 
processes for wafer fabrication. Upon completion, students 
should be able to identify different types of measuring, test- 
ing, and inspection equipment used for microelectronics 
circuits and understand failure analysis. This course is a 
unique concentration requirement in the Microelectronics 
concentration of the Electronics Engineering Technology 
program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 4; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELN 210. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 225 Microprocessing Design 

This course provides an in-depth study of the field of 
microelectronics and microchip processing technology. 
Topics include oxidation, diffusion, photolithography, and 
metallization. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate an understanding of bipolar and unipolar IC 
processes developed by a study of design rules and other 
process parameters. This course is a unique concentration 
requirement in the Microelectronics concentration of the 
Electronics Engineering Technology program. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: ELN 215. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 229 Industrial Electronics 

This course covers semiconductor devices used in industrial 
applications. Topics include basic theory, application, and 
operating characteristics of semiconductor devices such as 
filters, rectifiers, FET, SCR, Diac, Triac, and op- amps. Upon 
completion, students should be able to install and trouble- 
shoot these devices for proper operation in an industrial 
electronic circuit. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 4; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ELC 112, ELC 131, 
or ELC 140. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 232 Introduction to Microprocessors 

This course introduces microprocessor architecture and 
microcomputer systems, including memory and input/ 
output interfacing. Topics include assembly language pro- 
gramming, bus architecture, bus qcle types, I/O systems, 
memory systems, interrupts, and other related topics. Upon 
completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, 
verify, and troubleshoot fundamental microprocessor cir- 
cuits and programs using appropriate techniques and test 
equipment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite; ELN 133. 
Corequisite: None. 



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ELN 234 Communication Systems 

This course introduces the fundamentals of electronic 
communication systems. Topics include the frequency 
spectrum, electrical noise, modulation techniques, charac- 
teristics of transmitters and receivers, and digital commu- 
nications. Upon completion, students should be able to 
interpret analog and digital communication circuit dia- 
grams, analyze transmitter and receiver circuits, and use 
appropriate communication test equipment. Course Hours 
Per Week; Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: ELN 132 or ELN 140 and MAT 122. 
Corequisite: None. 

ELN 236 Fiber Optics and Lasers 

This course introduces the fundamentals of fiber optics and 
lasers. Topics include the transmission of light, characteris- 
tics of fiber optic and lasers and their systems, fiber optic 
production, types of lasers, and laser safety. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to understand fiber optic 
communications and basic laser fundamentals. Course 
Hours Per Week; Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ELN 247 Electronic Application Project 

This course provides a structured approach to an applica- 
tion-oriented electronics project. Emphasis is on selecting, 
planning, implementing, testing, and presenting an appli- 
cation-oriented project. Upon completion, students should 
be able to present and demonstrate an electronics appbca- 
tion-oriented project. Course Hours Per Week; Class, 1; Lab, 
3; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: ELN 131. 
Corequisite: None. 

ELN 275 Troubleshooting 

This course covers techniques for analyzing and repairing 
failures in electronic equipment. Topics include safety, sig- 
nal tracing, use of service manuals, and specific trou- 
bleshooting methods for analog, digital, and other elec- 
tronics-based circuits and systems. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to diagnose and isolate faults logically 
and perform necessary repairs to meet manufacturers' 
specifications. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: ELN 232 and ELN 
234. Corequisite: ELN 133. 



Emergency Medical Science 

EMS no EMT- Basic 

This course introduces basic emergency medical care. 
Topics include preparatory, airway, patient assessment, 
medical emergencies, trauma, infants and children, and 
operations. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate the skills necessary to achieve North Carolina 
State or National Registry EMT-Basic certification. Course 
Hours Per Week; Class, 5; Lab, 6; Clinical, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 7. Prerequisite; None. Corequisite; None. 

Engiisfi 



procedures. Students should begin 
course work at the 



ENG 070 Basic Language Skills 

This course introduces the fundamentals of standard 
written English. Emphasis is on effective word choice, 
recognition of sentences and sentence parts, and basic 
usage. Upon completion, students should be able to gener- 
ate sentences that clearly e)q)ress ideas. Students compose 
sentences in standard written English using all verb tenses 
and correct puncmation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

ENG 080 Writing Foundations 

This course introduces the writing process and stresses 
effective sentences. Emphasis is on applying the conven- 
tions of written English as well as reflecting standard usage 
and mechanics in strucmring a variety of sentences. Upon 
completion, students should be able to write correct sen- 
tences and a unified, coherent paragraph. Students are 
introduced to the standard essay form. This course does not 
satisfy the developmental reading and writing prerequisite 
for ENG 1 II. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: ENG 070 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite; None. 

ENG 090 Composition Strategies 

This course provides practice in the writing process and 
stresses effective paragraphs. Emphasis is on learning and 
applying the conventions of standard written English in 
developing paragraphs within the essay Upon completion, 
students should be able to compose a variety of paragraphs 
and a unified, coherent essay Students write essays 
responding to assigned readings and using different rhetor- 
ical modes. This course satisfies the developmental writing , 
prerequisite for ENG 1 1 1; the developmental reading 
prerequisite for ENG 1 1 1 must also be met. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: ENG 080 or satisfactory score on placement 
test. Corequisite; ENG 090A. 



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ENG 090A Composition Strategies Lab 

This writing lab is designed for practicing the skills intro- 
duced in ENG 090. Emphasis is on learning and applying 
the conventions of standard written English In developing 
paragraphs within tlie essay. Upon completion, students 
should be able to compose a variety of paragraphs and a 
unified, coherent essay Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1 Prerequisite: ENG 080 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: ENG 090. 

ENG 095 Reading and Composition 
Strategies 

This course uses whole language to strengthen proficiency 
in reading and writing for college. Emphasis is on applying 
critical reading skills to narrative and expository texts and 
on using the writing process. Upon completion, students 
should be able to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate col- 
lege texts and to compose essays in preparation for college 
writing. Some sections may be discipline specific. This 
course integrates ENG 090 and RED 090. This course 
satisfies the developmental reading and writing prerequi- 
sites for ENG 11 1. CouRe Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 
080. Corequisite: ENG 095A, 

ENG 095A Reading and Composition 
Strategies Lab 

This laboratoiy provides the opportunity to practice the 
skills introduced in ENG 095. Emphasis is on applying crit- 
ical reading skills to narrative and expository texts and on 
the writing process. Upon completion, students should be 
able to apply those skills in producing effective essays as 
preparation for college writing. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisites: 
ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory score on placement 
test. Corequisite: ENG 095. 

ENG HI Expository Writing 

This is the required first course in a series of two designed 
to dei'ebp the ability to produce clear expository prose 
Emphasis is on the writing process, including audience 
analysis, topic selection, thesis support and development, 
editing, and revision. Upon completion, students should be 
able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays 
using standard written English. Students should also be 
able to respond critically to readings and demonstrate an 
understanding of the fundamentals of research and docu- 
mentation. Tl)is course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general 
education core requirement in English composition. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or ENG 095 
or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite; None. 



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ENG 112 Argument -Based Research 

This is the second required Englkb composition course 
for technical/vocational programs. 
This course introduces research techniques, documentation 
styles, and argumentative strategies. Emphasis is on ana- 
lyzing data and incorporating research findings into docu- 
mented argumentative essays and research projects. Upon 
completion, students should be able to summarize, para- 
phrase, interpret, and synthesize information from primary 
and secondary sources using standard research format and 
style. Students should also be able to present material oral- 
ly in a clear and logical format. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement 
in English composition. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 111. 
Corequisite: None. 

ENG 113 Literature-Based Research 

This is the second required English composition course 
for university transfer programs 
This course expands the concepts developed in ENG HI by 
focusing on writing that involves literature-based research 
and documentation. Emphasis is on critical reading and 
thinking as well as the analysis and interpretation of prose, 
poetry, and drama, including plot, characterization, theme, 
and cultural context. Upon completion, students should be 
able to construct mechanically-sound, documented essays 
and research papers that analyze and respond to literary 
works. Students should also be able to present material 
orally in a clear and logical format. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement 
in English composition. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 111. 
Corequisite: None. 

ENG 135 Introduction to Short Fiction 

This course provides intensive study of short fiction as a lit- 
erary form based on close reading of representative texts. 
Emphasis is on the development and analysis of short fic- 
tion. Upon completion, students should be able to inter- 
pret, analyze, and discuss the distinguishing features of 
short fiction. Tl}is course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferabili- 
ty as apre-major and/or elective course requirement. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 111. Corequisite: ENG 112 or 
ENG 113. 



ENG 231 American Literature I 

This course covers selected works in American literature 
from its beginnings to 1865 Emphasis is on historical 
background, cultural context, and literary analysis of 
selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to 
literary works in their historical and cultural contexts. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 1 13. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 232 American Literature II 

This course covers selected works in American literamre 
from I865 to the present. Emphasis is on historical back- 
ground, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected 
prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, smdents 
should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary 
works in their historical and cultural contexts. This course 
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 233 Major American Writers 

This course provides an intensive study of the works of sev- 
eral major American authors. Emphasis is on American 
history, culture, and the literary merits. Upon completion, 
students should be able to interpret, analyze, and evaluate 
the works studied. This course has been approved to satis- 
fy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in humanities/fine 
arts. Course Hours Per Week Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 1 12 or ENG 113. 
Corequisite: None. 

ENG 241 British Literature I 

This course covers selected works in British literature from 
its beginnings to the Romantic Period. Emphasis is on his- 
torical background, cultural context, and literary analysis 
of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to 
literary works in their historical and cultural contexts. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 242 British Literature II 

This course covers selected works in British literamre from 
the Romantic Period to the present. Emphasis is on histori- 
cal background, culmral context, and literary analysis of 
selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion. 



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students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to 
literary works in their historical and cultural contexts. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per 
Week; Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Corequisite: None. 

ENG243 Major British Writers 

This course provides an intensive study of the works of sev- 
eral major British authors. Emphasis is on British history, 
culture, and the literary merits. Upon completion, students 
should be able to interpret, analyze, and evaluate the works 
studied. This course has been approved to satisfy the 



education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: ENG 112 or ENG 113. Corequisite: 
None. 

ENG 251 Western World Literature I 

This course provides a survey of selected European works 
from the Classical period through the Renaissance. 
Emphasis is on historical background, cultural context, 
and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. 
Upon completion, smdents should be able to interpret, 
analyze, and respond to selected works. This course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement 
in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or 
ENG 113. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 252 Western World Literature // 

This course provides a survey of selected European works 
from the Neoclassical period to the present. Emphasis is on 
historical background, cultural context, and literary analy- 
sis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, 
students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond 
to selected works. This course has been approved to satis- 
fy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in humanities/fine 
arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 1 12 or ENG 1 13. 
Corequisite: None. 

ENG 261 World Literature I 

This course introduces selected works from the Pacific, 
Asia, Africa, Europe, and die Americas from their literary 
beginnings through the seventeendi century. Emphasis is 
on historical background, cultural context, and literary 
analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and 
respond to selected works. This course has been approved 
to satisfy' the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 



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humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: ENG 112 or 
ENG 113. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 262 World Literature II 

This course introduces selected works from the Pacific, 
Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from the eighteenth 
century to the present. Emphasis is on historical back- 
ground, culmral context, and literary analysis of selected 
prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students 
should be able to interpret, analyze, and re^nd to select- 
ed works, nil course has been approved to satisfy/ the 



Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, 
analyze, and discuss selected works. This course has been 



Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: ENG 1 12 or ENG 1 13. Corequisite; 

None. 

ENG 272 Southern Literature 
This course provides an analytical study of the works of 
several Southern authors. Emphasis is on the historical 
and cultural contexts, themes, aesthetic features of individ- 
ual works, and biographical backgrounds of the authors. 
Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, 
analyze, and discuss selected works. This course has been 



Agreement for transferability as apre-major and/or 
elective course requirement Course Hour Per Week; 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite; ENG 
1 12 or ENG 1 13. Corequisite: None. 

ENG 273 African-American Literature 

This course provides a survey of the development of 
African-American literature from its beginnings to the 
present. Emphasis is on historical and cultural context, 
themes, literary traditions, and backgrounds of the 
authors. Upon completion, students should be able to 
interpret, analyze, and respond to selected texts. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Compreljensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite; ENG 112 or ENG 113- Corequisite; None. 

ENG 274 Literature by Women 

This course provides an analytical smdy of the works of 
several women authors. Emphasis is on the historical and 
cultural contexts, themes and aesthetic features of individ- 
ual works, and biographical backgrounds of the authors. 



Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or 
elective course requirement Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite; ENG 
112 or ENG 113. Corequisite; None. 

Emergency Preparedness 

EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster 

This course provides an overview of sociological disaster 
research, disaster systems, and alternative research 
approaches. Topics include human and organizational 
behaviors, long-term disaster impact on communities, 
disaster warning, and evacuation considerations. Upon 
completion, students should be able to assess and predict 
the impact of disaster-related human behavior Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite; None. Corequisite: None. 

EPT 150 EMS Incident Management 

This course covers die fully integrated incident manage- 
ment system for EMS response to high-impact incidents. 
Topics include mass casualty incidents, tenorist events, 
communications, training, triage, and law and fire 
incident command. Upon completion, students should be 
able to implement and operate within the National 
Incident Management System. Course Hours Per Week; 
Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite; 
None. Corequisite: None. 

EPT 210 Disaster Response Operations 



This course covers the basic concepts and operational pro- 
cedures and authorities involved in re^onding to major 
disasters. Topics include federal, state, and local roles and 
responsibilities in major disaster recovery work, with an 
emphasis on governmental coordination. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to implement a disaster plan 
and assess the needs of those involved in a major disaster. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisite: FIP 236. Corequisite; None. 

EPT 220 Terrorism and Emergency 



This course covers preparing for, responding to, and safely 
mitigating incidents of terrorism. Topics include the histo- 
ry of terrorism, scene hazards, evidence preservation, risk 
assessment, roles and responsibilities of emergency man- 
agers, explosive recognition, and terrorism planning. Upon 
completion, students should be able to recognize die direat 
of terrorism and operate within tlie emergency manage- 
ment framework at terrorism incidents. Course Hours Per 
Week; Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3 
Prerequisite: EPT 210. Corequisite: None. 



EPT275 Emergency Operations Center 



This course provides students the knowledge and skills to 
effectively manage and operate an Emergency Operations 
Center (EOC) during crisis situations. Topics include prop- 
erly locating and designing an EOC; staffing, training and 
briefing EOC personnel; and how to operate an EOC. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate how to 
set up and operate an effective Emergency Operations 
Center. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: FIP 236. Corequisite: None. 

F/re Protect/on 

FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 

This course provides an overview of the history, develop- 
ment, methods, systems, and regulations as diey 2^ply to 
the fire protection field. Topics include history, evolution, 
statistics, suppression, organizations, careers, curriculum, 
and other related topics. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the fire 
protection field. Course Hours Per Week; Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

FIP 124 Fire Prevention and Public 
Education 

This course introduces fire prevention concepts as they 
relate to community and industrial operations. Topics 
Include the development and maintenance of fire preven- 
tion programs, educational programs, and inspection 
programs. Upon completion, students should be able to 
research, develop, and present a fire safety program to a 
citizen or industrial group, meeting NFPA 1021. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 128 Detection and Investigation 

This course covers procedures for determining the origin 
and cause of accidental and incendiary fires. Topics 
include collection and preservation of evidence, detection 
and determination of accelerants, courtroom procedure 
and testimony, and documentation of the fire scene. Upon 
completion, students should be able to conduct a compe- 
tent fire invesUgation and present those findings to appro- 
priate officials or equivalent, meeting NFPA 1021. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 132 Building Construction 

This course covers the principles and practices related to 
various types of building construction, including residen- 
tial and commercial, as impacted by fire conditions. Topics 
include types of constinction and related elements, fire- 
resistive aspects of consUucUon materials, building codes, 
collapse, and other related topics. Upon completion, stu- 



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dents should be able to understand and recognize various 
types of construction as related to fire conditions. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 136 Inspections and Codes 

This course covers the hindamentals of fire and building 
codes as well as procedures to conduct an inspection. 
Topics include reviewing of fire and building codes, writing 
inspection reports, identifying hazards, plan reviews, site 
sketches, and other related topics. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to conduct a fire code compliance 
inspection and produce a written report meeting NFPA 
1021. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 144 Sprinklers and Automatic Alarms 

This course introduces various types of automatic sprin- 
klers, standpipes, and fire alarm systems. Topics include 
wet or dry systems, testing and maintenance, water supply 
requirements, fire detection and alarm systems, and other 
related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonsti^te a working knowledge of various sprinkler and 
alarm systems as well as required inspection and mainte- 
nance. In addition, students study sprinkler systems and 
automatic alarms as they relate to selected NFPA standards. 
Course Hours Per Week; Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite; None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 

This course covers fire protection law. Topics include torts, 
legal tenns, conti^ts, liability, review of case histories, and 
other related topics. Upon completion, students should be 
able to discuss laws, codes, and ordinances as they relate to 
fire protection. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

FIP 160 Fire Protection/Electrical 

This course covers the methods and means of electrical 
installations and their uses as related to fire. Topics include 
basic electrical theories, wiring methods, electiical compo- 
nents and circuitry, and an introduction to the National 
Electiical Code. Upon completion, students should be able 
to demonsti-ate a basic knowledge of electricity, including 
its uses, characteristics, and hazards. This course also 
assists students in understanding how electiical fires may 
develop and in conducting electiical fire examinations in 



the context of NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion 
Investigations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: MAT 115. 
Corequisite: FIP I6OA 

FIP 160A Fire Protection/Electrical Lab 

This course provides practical applications to support FIP 
160. Topics include switching devices, basic circuits, electri- 
cal distribution, and other related topics. Upon completion, 
sUidents should be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic 
electrical equipment and hazards as related to fire protec- 
tion. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite; FIP I60. 

FIP 164 OSHA Standards 

This course covers public and private sector OSHA work site 
requirements. Emphasis is on accident prevention and 
reporting, personal safety, machine operation, and haz- 
ardous material handling. Upon completion, students 
should be able to analyze and interpret specific OSHA regu- 
lations and write workplace policies designed to achieve 
compliance. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

FIP 180 Wildland Fire Behavior 

This course covers the principles of wildland fire behavior 
and meteorology. Emphasis is on fire calculations, fuels, 
and related weather effects. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonsti-ate and apply fire behavior tiie- 
ories through written and performance evaluations. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semater Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite; None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 188 Introduction to Wildland Fires 

This course inti-oduces basic wildland fire suppression 
functions. Emphasis is on the operation of tools, equip- 
ment, aircraft, and basic fire suppression metiiods. Upon 
completion, students should be able to understand basic 
theories in wildland fire suppression and demonstrate tiiem 
through written and performance evaluations. Course 
Hours Per Week; Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite; None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 

This course provides preparation for command of initial 
incident operations involving emergencies within both the 
public and private sector Topics include incident manage- 
ment, fire-ground tactics and sti^ategies, incident safety, 
and command/control of emergency operations. Upon 
completion, students should be able to describe the initial 
incident system as it relates to operations involving various 
emergencies in fire and non-fire siUiations, meeting NFPA 
1021. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite; None. 



FIP 221 Advanced Fire Fighting Strategies 

This course covers command-level operations for multi- 
company/^ency operations involving fire and non-fire 
emergencies. Topics include advanced ICS, advanced inci- 
dent analysis, command-level fire operations, and control 
of both man-made and natural major disasters. Upon 
completion, students should be able to describe proper and 
accepted systems for mitigating emergencies at the level of 
overall scene command. In addition, students smdy 
advanced fire strategies as they relate to selected NFPA stan- 
dards. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: FIP 220. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 224 Instructional Methodology 

This course covers the knowledge, skills, and abilities need- 
ed to train others in fire service operations. Topics include 
planning, presenting, and evaluating lesson plans; learn- 
ing styles; use of media; communication; and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to meet 
all requirements of NFPA 1041 and NFPA 1021. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 228 Local Government Finance 

This course introduces local governmental financial prin- 
ciples and practices. Topics include budget preparation and 
justification, revenue policies, statutory requirements, taxa- 
tion, audits, and the economic climate. Upon completion, 
students should be able to comprehend the importance of 
finance as it applies to the operation of a department. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 230 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials I 

This course covers the evaluation of hazardous materials. 
Topics include use of the periodic table, hydrocarbon 
derivatives, placards and labels, parameters of combustion, 
and spill and leak mitigation. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the chemical 
behavior of hazardous materials. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 5; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 232 Hydraulics and Water Distribution 

This course covers the flow of fluids through fire hoses, 
nozzles, appliances, pumps, standpipes, water mains, and 
other devices. Emphasis is on supply and delivery systems, 
fire flow testing, hydraulic calculations, and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
perform hydraulic calculations, conduct water availability 
tests, and demonstrate knowledge of water distribution 
systems. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: MAT 115. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 236 Emergency Management 

This course covers the four phases of emergency manage- 
ment: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. 



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Descriptions 



Topics include organizing for emergency management, 
coordinating for community resources, public sector liabil- 
ity, and the roles of government agencies at all levels. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate an 
understanding of comprehensive emergency management 
and the integrated emergency management system. In 
addition, students study areas of emergency management 
as they relate to selected NFPA standards. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 

This course covers fire protection systems in industrial 
facilities. Emphasis is on supervisory skills in the fire 
protection field. Upon completion, students should be able 
to state the responsibilities of supervisors which meet 
elements of NFPA 1021 for Fire Officer I and II. Class Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hour Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 244 Fire Protection Project 

This course provides an opportunity to apply knowledge 
covered in previous courses to employment situations that 
the fire protection professional will encounter Emphasis is 
on the development of comprehensive and professional 
practices. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate knowledge of the fire protection service 
through written and performance evaluations. In addition, 
this course assesses critical competencies within the Fire 
Protection program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: FIP 120, F1P124, 
FIP128, FIP 132, and FIP 220. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 248 Fire Service Personnel 
Administration 

This course covers the basics of setting up and administer- 
ing the personnel functions of fire protection organiza- 
tions. Emphasis is on human resource planning, classifica- 
tion and job analysis, equal opportunity employment, 
affinnative action, recaiitment, retention, development, 
performance evaluation, and assessment centers. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowl- 
edge of the personnel function as it relates to managing 
fire protection. In addition, sUidents study areas of person- 
nel administration as they relate to selected NFPA stan- 
dards. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite; None. Corequisite: None. 



FIP 256 Municipal Public Relations 

This course is a general survey of municipal public rela- 
tions and their effect on the governmental process. Topics 
include principles of public relations, press releases, press 
conferences, public information officers, im^e surveys, 
and the effects of perceived service on fire protection delivery. 
Upon completion, students should be able to man^e the 
public relations functions of a fire service organization, 
which meet elements of NFPA 1021 for Fire Officer I and 11. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. j 

FIP 260 Fire Protection Planning 

This course covers the need for a comprehensive approach 
to fire protection planning. Topics include the planning 
process, using an advisory committee, establishing goals 1 
and objectives, and techniques used to approve and imple- 
ment a plan. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and 1 
principles of planning as they relate to fire protection. 1 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 264 Flame Propagation and Materials 
Rating 

This course covers the role of interior finishes in fires, 
smoke obscuration and density, flame spread, pyrolysis, 
and other related topics. Emphasis is on testing equipment 
which includes Rack Impingement, Bench Furnace, and 
the two-foot tunnel. Upon completion, smdents should be 
able to understand the operation of the testing equipment 
and compile a reference notebook. In addition, students 
study areas as they relate to selected NFPA standards. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 4; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



FIP 268 WikUand Fire Management 

This course introduces wildland fire organization and 
man^ement. Emphasis is on the Incident Command 
System and the National Interagency Management System. 
Upon completion, students should be able to understand 
and apply the Incident Command System and the Nationai 
Inter^enq Management System through written evalua- 
tions. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite; None. Corequisite: None. 

FIP 272 Wildland Fire Strategy 

This course covers wildland fire strategy and the determi- 
nation of appropriate wildland fire tactics. Emphasis is on 
the use of ground forces, aircraft, and extinguishing 
agents. Upon completion, students should be able to devel- 
op strategy and tactics for responding to a wildland fire 
through written and performance evaluations. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



W 276 Mam^ing Fire Services 

rhis course provides an overview of fire department opera- 
ive services. Emphasis is on finance, staffing, equipment, 
Mde enforcement, management information, ^jecialized 
iervices, legal issues, and planning. Upon completion, stu- 
lents should be able to underetand concepts and apply fire 
lepaitment man^ement and operations principle. In 
iddition, students study fire service management as it 
lelates to selected NFPA standards. Course Hour Per Week: 
]lass, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
^one. Corequisite: None. 

French 

"RE m Elementary French I 

rhis course introduces the fundamental elements of the 
•rench language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on 
he development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and 
vriting skills. Upon completion, students should be able to 
x)mprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to 
poken and written French as well as demonstrate cultural 
jwareness. This course must be taken with die accompany- 
ng lab. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
'Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general 
education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. 
bourse Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
:tedit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfac- 
ory score on placement test. Corequisites: FRE 181 and 
iNG 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

?RE112 Elementary French 11 

rhis course, a continuation of FRE 1 1 1, focuses on the 
undamental elements of the French language within a 
:ultural context Emphasis is on the progressive develop- 
ment of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. 
Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend 
and re^nd with increasing proficiency to spoken and 
Mitten French and demonstrate fijrther cultural aware- 
less. This course must be taken with the accompanying 
lab. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general 
education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test; and FRE 1 1 1 . Corequisites: 
FRE 182 and ENG 090 or satisfactory score on placement 
lest 

FRE 181 French Labi 

rhis course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition 
Df the fundamental elements of the French language. 
Emphasis is on the progressive development of basic listen- 
ing, speaking, reading, and wrifing skills through the use 
of supplementary learning media and materials. Upon 
completion, students should be able to comprehend and 
respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written 
French as well as demonstrate cultural awareness. This 



Course 
Descriptions 



course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: FRE 111. 

FRE 182 French Lab 2 

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition 
of the fundamental elements of the French language. 
Emphasis is on the progressive development of basic listen- 
ing, ^)eaking, reading, and writing skills through the use 
of supplementary learning media and materials. Upon 
compleUon, students should be able to comprehend and 
respond with increasing proficienq to spoken and written 
French as well as demonstrate cultural awareness. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: FRE 181. Corequisite: FRE 112. 

FRE 211 Intermediate French 1 

This couiK provides a review and e3q)ansion of the essential 
skills of the French language. Emphasis is on the study of 
authentic and representative literary and cultural texts. 
Upon completion, students should be able to communicate 
effectively, accurately, and creatively about the past, present, 
and future. This course has been improved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general 
education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory 
score on placement test; and FRE 1 12. Corequisite: ENG 090 
or RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test 

Geology 

GEL 111 Introductory Geology 

This course introduces basic landfomis and geological 
processes. Topics include rocks, minerals, volcanoes, fluvial 
processes, geological history, plate tectonics, glaciers, and 
coastal dynamics. Upon completion, students should be able 
to describe basic geological processes that shape die earth. 
This course has been cloved to satisfy the Compre- 



core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisites: ENG 090, RED O9O, and MAT 070 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 



GEL 113 Historical Geobgy 

This course covers the geological history of the earth and its 
life forms. Emphasis is on the study of rock strata, fossil 
groups, and geological time. Upon completion, students 
should be able to identify major fossil groups and associated 
rock strata and approximate ages of geological formations. 
This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehen- 
sive Articulation Agreement general education core 
requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: GEL 1 1 1. Corequisite: None. 

Geography 

GEO 111 World Regional Geography 

This course introduces the regional concept which empha- 
sizes the spatial association of people and their environ- 
ment. Emphasis is on the physical, cultural, and economic 
systems that interact to produce the distinct regions of 
the earth. Upon completion, students should be able to 
describe variations in physical and cultural features of a 
region and demonstrate an understanding of their func- 
tional relationships. This course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for tlx 
general education core requirement in social/behavioral 
sciences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

GEO 112 Cultural Geography 

This course is designed to explore the diversity of human 
cultures and to describe their shared characteristics. 
Emphasis is placed on the characteristics, distribution, and 
complexity of earth's cultural patterns. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate an understanding 
of the differences and similarities in human cultural 
groups. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general educa- 
tion core requirement in social/behavioral sciences. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 09O and RED 090 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None 

German 

GERlll Elementary German I 

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the 
German language within a cultural context. Emphasis is 
on the development of basic listening, peaking, reading, 
and writing skills. Upon completion, smdents should be 
able to comprehend and respond with grammatical 
accuracy to spoken and written German and demonstrate 
cultural awareness. This course must be taken with the 
accompanying lab. This course has been approved to 
sati^ the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in humanities/fine 
arts. Course Hour Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 



103 



Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: GER 181 
and ENG 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

GER 112 Elementary German II 

This course, a continuation of GER 111, focuses on the fun- 
damental elements of the German language within a cul- 
tural context. Emphasis is on the progressive development 
of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon 
completion, students should be able to comprehend and 
respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written 
German as well as demonstrate further cultural awareness. 
This course must be taken with the accompanying lab. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
rajuirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory score 
on placement test; and GER 1 1 1. Corequisites: GER 182 
and ENG 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

GER 181 German Labi 

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition 
of the fundamental elements of the German language. 
Emphasis is on the progressive development of basic listen- 
ing, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use 
of supplementary learning media and materials. Upon 
completion, smdents should be able to comprehend and 
respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written 
German as well as demonstrate cultural awareness. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: GER 111. 

GER 182 German Lab 2 

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition 
of the fundamental elements of the German language. 
Emphasis is on the progressive development of basic listen- 
ing, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use 
of supplementary learning media and materials. Upon 
completion, students should be able to comprehend and 
respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written 
Gennan as well as demonstrate culmral awareness. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: GER 181. Corequisite: GER 112. 

GER 211 Intermediate German I 

This course provides a review and expansion of the essen- 
tial skills of the Gemian language. Emphasis is on the 
study of authentic and representative literary and cultural 
texts. Upon completion, students should be able to com- 



Course 
Descriptions 



municate effectively, accurately, and creatively about the 
past, present, and future. This course has been approved 
to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 
general education core requirement in humanities/fine 
arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: GER 1 12, ENG 080, and RED 
080 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: 
ENG 090 and RED 090. 

Health 

HEA 110 Personal Health/Wellness 

This course provides an introduction to basic personal 
health and wellness. Emphasis is on current health issues 
such as nutrition, mental health, and fimess. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to demonstrate an under- 
standing of the factors necessary to maintain health and 
wellness. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability 
as apre-major and/or elective course requirement 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Cr^it, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or saUsfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

HEA 112 First Aid and CPR 

This course introduces the basics of emergency first aid 
treatment. Topics include rescue breathing, CPR, first aid 
for choking and bleeding, and other first aid procedures. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
skills in providing emergency care for the sick and injured 
until medical help can be obuined. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for transferability as apre-major and/or 
elective course requirement. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory 
score on placement test. 

History 

HIS 111 World Civilizations I 

This course introduces world history from the dawn of civ- 
ilization to the early modem era. Topics include Eurasian, 
African, American, and Greco-Roman civilizations and 
Christian, Islamic, and Byzantine cultures. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to analyze significant politi- 
cal, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in pre- 
modem worid civilizations. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement general education core requirement in 
social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 



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3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 090 
and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: None. 

HIS 112 World Civilizations n 

This topic introduces world history from the early modem 
era to die present. Topics include the cultures of Africa, 
Europe, India, China, Japan, and the Americas. Upon 
completion, students should be able to analyze significant 
political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in 
modem worid civilizations. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement general education core requirement in 
social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3 Prerequisites: ENG 090 
and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: None. 

HIS 121 Western Civilization I 

This course introduces westem civilization from pre-history 
to the early modem era Topics include ancient Greece, 
Rome, and Christian institutions of the Middle Ages and 
the emergence of national monarchies in westem Europe. 
Upon completion, students should be able to analyze 
significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural develop- 
ments in early westem civilization. This course is designed 
for students who may take other upper-level history 
courses. This course has been approved to satisfy the 



education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

HIS 122 Westem Civilization // 

This course introduces westem civilization from the early 
modem era to the present. Topics include the religious 
wars, the Industrial Revolution, Worid Wars I and II, and 
the Cold War. Upon completion, students should be able to 
analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural 
developments in modem westem civilization. This course 
is designed for students who may take other upper-level 
history courses. This course has been approved to satisfy 
the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the gener- 
al education core requirement in social/behavioral 
sciences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

HIS 131 American History I 

This course is a survey of American history from pre-histo- 
ry through the Civil War era. Topics include the migrations 
to the Americas, the colonial and revolutionary periods, the 
development of the Republic, and the Civil War. Upon 
completion, smdents should be able to analyze significant 
political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in 
early American history. Native Americans, minorities, 



women, and representative biographies are also examined. 
This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehen- 
sive Articulation Agreement for the general education 
core requirement in social/behavioral sciences. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test Corequisite: None. 

HIS 132 American History II 

This course is a survey of American history from the Civil 
War era to the present. Topics include industrialization, 
immigration, the Great Depression, the major American 
wars, the Cold War, and social conflict. Upon completion, 
students should be able to analyze significant political, 
socioeconomic, and cultural developments in American 
history since the Civil War. Native Americans, minorities, 
women, and representative biographies are also examined. 
This course has been approved to satisfy the Compre- 
hensive Articulation Agreement for the general educa- 
tion core requirement in social/behavioral sciences. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

HIS 151 Hispanic Civilization 

This course surveys the cultural history of Spain and its 
impact on the New World. Topics include Spanish and 
Latin American culture, literature, religion, and the arts. 
Upon completion, students should be able to analyze the 
cultural history of Spain and Latin America. The main 
emphasis is on continuity and change in Latin American 
culture throughout the 20th century. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for transferability as apre-major and/or 
elective course requirement Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: 
ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement 
test. Corequisite: None. 

Health Information Technology 

HIT no Health Information Orientation 

This course introduces health information management 
and its role in health care delivery systems. Emphasis is on 
the role and responsibilities of health information profes- 
sionals in a variety of settings. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of health 
information management and health care organizations, 
professions, and trends. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: 
Enrollment in the Health Information Technology 
program. Corequisite: None. 

HIT 112 Health Law and Ethics 

This course covets the impact of legal issues on health 
information management and provides an overview of the 



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judicial system and legislative process. Topics include 
confidentiality, release of information, record retention, 
audientication, informed consent, subpoenaed informa- 
tion, security of computerized health information, liability, 
and legislative trends. Upon completion, students should be 
able to respond appropriately to requests for health infor- 
mation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the 
Health Infonnation Technology program. Corequisite: 
None. 

HIT 114 Record Systems/Standards 

This course covers basic concepts and techniques for 
managing and maintaining health record systems. Topics 
include health record content, qualitative analysis, format, 
record control, storage, retention, forms design/control, 
indices and registers, and numbering and filing systems. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
an understanding of health record systems, including their 
maintenance and control. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
Enrollment in the Health Information Technology pro- 
gram. Corequisite: None. 

HIT 124 Directed Practice H 

This course provides supervised clinical experience in 
health care settings. Emphasis is on practical appHcation 
of curriculum concepts to the health care setting. Upon 
completion, students should be able to apply health infor- 
mation theory to health care facility practices. The majori- 
ty of clinical sites are offered during the day Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 0; Clinical, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Health 
Information Technology program and permission of the 
program director. Corequisite: None. 

HIT 210 Health Care Statistics 

This course covers maintenance, compilation, analysis, 
and presentation of health care statistics. Topics include 
basic statistical principles, morbidity and mortality, com- 
monly computed hospital rates, uniform reporting require- 
ments, and selection and construction of data displays. 
Upon completion, students should be able to calculate 
morbidity, mortality, and commonly computed hospital 
rates; comply with uniform reporting requirements; and 
analyze/present statistical data. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 2; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: MAT 140 and MAT 140A. Corequisite: None. 



HIT 212 Coding/Classification I 

This course is the first of a two-course sequence which pro- 
vides a foundation in coding and classification systems in 
a variety of health care settings. Emphasis is on ICD-9-CM 
coding conventions, rules, methodology and sequencing, 
data sets, documentation requirements, infonnation index- 
ing and retrieval, quality control, and coding resources. 
Upon completion, students should be able to apply coding 
principles to correctly assign ICD-9-CM. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Health Information 
Technology program and pemiission of the program 
director Corequisite: None. 

HIT 214 Coding/Classification // 

This course is the second in a two-course sequence which 
continues the study of coding and classification systems in 
a variety of health care settings. Topics include classifica- 
tion and coding systems emphasizing ICD-9-CM, 
HCPCS/CPT-4, reimbursement and billing systems, 
encoders and groupers, case mix management, and the 
relationship between coding and managed care. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to apply coding principles 
to correctly assign ICD-9-CM and HCPCS/CPT-4 codes and 
apply systems to optimize reimbursement. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: HIT 212 and enrollment in the Health 
Information Technology program. Corequisite: None. 

HIT 216 Quality Management 

This course introduces principles of quality improvement, 
utilization management, and risk management in health 
care. Topics include the continuous quality improvement 
philosophy, including tools, data analysis and application, 
and related committee functions; utilization management 
and risk management; and credentialing, accreditation, 
and regulation. Upon completion, students should be able 
to apply performance improvement techniques, analyze 
and display data, apply level of care criteria, and partici- 
pate in risk management activities. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in Health Information 
Technology program. Corequisite: None. 

HIT 222 Directed Practice HI 

This course provides supervised chnical experience in 
health care settings. Emphasis is on practical application 
of cuniculum concepts to the health care setting. Upon 
completion, students should be able to apply health 
information theory to health care facility practices. The 
majority of clinical sites are offered during the day. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 6; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Health 
Information Technology program and permission of the 
program director. Corequisite: None. 



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HIT 226 Principles of Disease 

This course covers disease etiology and organ system 
involvement, including physical signs and symptoms, 
prognoses, and common complications and their manage- 
ment. Topics include basic microbiology, basic pharmacol- 
ogy, and principles of disease. Upon completion, students 
should be able to relate disease processes to etiology, physi- 
cal signs and symptoms, prognosis, and common compli- 
cations and their management. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisites; BIO l63 or BIO 169, and MED 121. 
Corequisite: MED 122. 

HIT2&) Professional Issues 

This course provides a comprehensive discussion of topics 
common to the health information profession. Emphasis is 
on application of professional competencies, job search 
tools, and preparation for the certification examination. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
competence in entry-level domains, tasks, and sub-tasks for 
health information technologies. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hour Credit, 2. 
Prerequisites: HIT 214 and enrollment in HIT program. 
Corequisite: None. 

Humanities 

HUM no Technology and Society 

This course considers technological change from histori- 
cal, artistic, and philosophical perspectives and its effect on 
human needs and concerns. Emphasis is on the causes 
and consequences of technological change. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to critically evaluate the 
implications of technology. This course has been 
(^proved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement general education core requirement in 
humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 090 
and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: None. 

HUM 115 Critical Thinking 

This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in 
the context of human conflict. Emphasis is on evaluating 
information, problem solving, approaching cross-cultural 
perspectives, and resolving controversies and dilemmas. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
orally and in writing the use of critical thinking skills in 
the analysis of appropriate texts. Smdents should be able to 
engage in rational discussions using reasons, arguments, 
exploration of consequences and motives, and crucial tests 
to explore the complexities of human relations. This course 
is approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for transferability as apre-major and/or 
elective course requirement This course may meet the 
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Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 095 or RED 090 and ENG 090 
or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

HUM 120 Cultural Studies 

This course introduces the distinctive feamres of a particu- 
lar culture. Topics include art, history, music, literamre, 
politics, philosophy, and rehgion. Upon completion, students 
should be able to appreciate die unique character of the 
study culture. This course has been approved to satisfy 



al education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

HUM 121 The Nature of America 

This course provides an interdisciplinary survey of the 
American cultural, social, and poHtical e}q)erience. 
Emphasis is on the multicultural character of American 
society, distinctive qualities of various regions, and the 
American political system. Upon completion, students 
should be able to analyze significant cultural, social, and 
political aspects of American life. Students should also be 
able to identify the frames of reference that shape the atti- 
tudes, beliefe, and behaviors of various cultural, social, and 
political groups. This course has been approved to satisfy 
the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the gener- 
al education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

HUM 150 American Women 's Studies 

This course provides an inter-disciplinary study of the 
history, literature, and social roles of American women 
from Colonial times to die present. Emphasis is placed on 
women's roles as reflected in American language us^e, 
education, law, the workplace, and mainstream culture. 
Upon completion, students should be able to identify and 
analyze the roles of women as reflected in various cultural 
forms. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general 
education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 



HUM 160 Introduction to Film 

This course introduces the fundamental elements of film 
artistry and production. Topics include film styles, history, 
and production techniques as well as the social values 
reflected in film art. Upon completion, students should be 
able to analyze critically the elements covered in relation 
to selected films. Students should also be able to analyze 
films effectively within their respective thematic and histor- 
ical contexts. This course has been improved to satisfy the 



education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: ENG 111. Corequisite: None. 

Hydraulics and Pneumatics 

HYDllO Hydraulics/Pneumatics 1 

This course introduces the basic components and functions 
of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Topics include stan- 
dard symbols, pumps, control valves, control assemblies, 
actuators, FRL, maintenance procedures, and switching 
and control devices. Upon completion, students should be 
able to understand the operation of a fluid power system, 
including design, application, and troubleshooting. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

international Business 

INT no International Business 

This course provides an overview of the environment, 
concepts, and basic differences involved in international 
business. Topics include forms of foreign involvement, 
international trade theory, governmental influences on 
trade and strategies, international organizations, multina- 
tional coiporations, personnel management, and interna- 
tional marketing. Upon completion, students should be 
able to describe the foundation of international business. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

Industrial Science 

ISC 112 Industrial Safety 

iTiis course introduces the principles of industrial safety. 
Emphasis is on industrial safety and OSHA and environ- 
mental regulations. Upon completion, students should be 
able to demonstrate knowledge of a safe working environ- 
ment and OSHA compliance. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

ISC 115 Construction Safety 

This course introduces the basic concepts of construction 
site safety. Topics include ladders, lifting, lock-out/tag-out, 
personal protective devices, scaffolds and above/below 
ground work based on OSHA regulations. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge 



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of applicable safety regulations and safely participate in 
constniction projects. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 
0; Semester Hour Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

ISC 121 Environmental Health and Safety 

This course covers workplace environmental, health, and 
safety issues. Emphasis is on managing the implementa- 
tion and enforcement of environmental health and safety 
regulations as well as on preventing accidents, injuries, 
and illnesses. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts of envi- 
ronmental, health, and safety issues. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ISC 131 Quality Management 

This course provides a study and analysis of the aspects 
and implications of quality management that lead to 
customer satisfaction through continuous quality improve- 
ment. Topics include Total Quality Management, ISO 9000, 
organizing for quality, supplier/vendor relationships, and 
the role of leadership in quality management. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate an 
understanding of quality management concepts and tech- 
niques. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

ISC 210 Operations and Production 
Planning 

This course includes the fundamentals of operations and 
production planning, forecasting, and scheduling. Topics 
include demand management, production planning and 
control, scheduling, and budgeting. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate an understanding 
of the concepts and techniques involved in operations and 
production planning. This course is a unique concentra- 
tion requirement of the Operations Management concen- 
tration in the Business Administration program. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: Completion of curriculum mathematics 
requirement. Corequisite: None. 

ISC 215 Job Analysis and Evaluation 

This course includes techniques necessary to gather facts 
about specific operations and responsibilities of the job, 
identify methods improvement, and fxilitate performance 
evaluation. Emphasis is on what the job entails, including 
mental abilities, job skills, and physical requirements as 
well as improvements and perfomiance evaluation methods. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
an understanding of job analysis and evaluation methods. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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Italian 

ITAlll Elementary Italian I 

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the 
Italian langu^e within a cultural context. Emphasis is on 
the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and 
writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to 
comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to 
spoken and written Italian as well as demonstrate culmral 
awareness. This course must be taken with the accompany- 
ing lab. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general 
education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisites: ITA 181 and 
ENG 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

ITA 112 Elementary Italian II 

This course, a continuation of ITA 11 1 , focuses on the fun- 
damental elements of the Italian language within a cultur- 
al context. Emphasis is on the progressive development of 
listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to comprehend and 
respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written 
Italian and demonstrate hirther cultural awareness. This 
course must be taken with the accompanying lab. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory score 
on placement test and ITA 11 1 . Corequisites: ITA 182 and 
ENG 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

ITA 181 Italian Labi 

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition 
of the fundamental elements of the Italian language. 
Emphasis is on the progressive development of basic listen- 
ing, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use 
of various supplementary learning media and materials. 
Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend 
and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and 
written Italian and demonstrate cultural awareness. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre-major 
and/or elective course requirement Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: ITA 111. 



ITA 182 Italian Lab 2 

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition 
of the fundamental elements of the Italian language. 
Emphasis is on the progressive development of basic listen- 
ing, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use 
of various supplementary learning media and materials. 
Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend 
and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and 
written Italian and demonstrate cultural awareness. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for h-ansferabilify as apre-major 
and/or elective course requirement. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: ITA 181. Corequisite: ITA 112. 

ITA 211 Intermediate Italian I 

This course provides a review and expansion of the essen- 
tial skills of the Italian language. Emphasis is on the study 
of authentic and representative Uterary and cultural texts. 
Upon completion, students should be able to communicate 
effectively, accurately, and creatively about the past, pres- 
ent, and future. Listening comprehension is reinforced with 
audio tapes and/or CD Roms outside the classroom. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hour Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactoiy score 
on placement test, and ITA 112. Corequisite: ENG 090 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. 

Internet Technologies 

ITNI30 Web Site Management 

This course covers the issues involved in web site architec- 
ture. Topics include operation system directory structures, 
web site design, web site navigation, web site maintenance, 
backup, and security. Upon completion, students should be 
able to design a web site directory plan optimized for navi- 
gation and ease of maintenance. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 
174. Corequisite: None. 

ITN140 Web Development Tools 

This course provides an introduction to web development 
software suites. Topics include the creation of web sites and 
applets using web development software. Upon completion, 
students should be able to create entire web sites and sup- 
porting applets. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: CIS 172. Corequisite: 
None. 

ITN150 Internet Protocols 

This course introduces the smdent to application protocols 
used on the Internet. Topics include HTTP; Secure HTTP; 
TCP/IP; and related applications such as FTP, TELNET, and 



PING. Upon completion, students should be able to use the 
protocols as they pertain to the Internet as well as set up 
and maintain these protocols. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: CIS 
174. Corequisite: None. 

ITN 160 Principles of Web Design 

This course introduces intermediate to advanced web page 
design techniques. Topics include effective use of graphics, 
fonts, colors, navigation tools, advanced markup language 
elements, as well as a study of good and bad design tech- 
niques. Upon completion, students should be able to 
employ advanced techniques to create high-impact and 
highly functional web pages. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

ITN 170 Introduction to Internet 
Databases 

This is the first of two courses introducing the use of data- 
bases to store, retrieve, and query data through HTML 
forms. Topics include database design for Internet database 
and use of ODBC-compliant databases. Upon completion, 
students should be able to create and maintain a database 
that will collect, query, and report on data via an HTML 
fonn. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 152. Corequisite: None. 

ITN 180 Active Server Programming 

This course introduces Active Server Programming. Topics 
include Jscript, VBScript, HTML fomis processing, and die 
Active Server Object Model. Upon completion, students 
should be able to create and maintain Active Server appli- 
cations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: CIS 160. Corequisite: None. 

ITN 240 Internet Security 

This course covers security issues related to Internet services. 
Topics include operating system and Internet service 
security mechanisms. Upon completion, students should 
be able to implement security procedures for operating 
system-level and server-level alerts. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ITN 
150. Corequisite: None. 

ITN 260 Introduction to E-commerce 

This course introduces the concepts and tools to implement 
electronic commerce via the Internet. Topics include appli- 
cation and server software selection, security transactions, 
uses and verification of credit cards, publishing of catalogs, 
and site administration. Upon completion, students should 
be able to set up a working E-commerce Internet web site. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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ITN 270 Advanced Internet Databases 

This is the second of two courses on internet databases. 
Topics include database distribution and rephcation, data 
warehousing, integration of desktop, and Internet database 
structures. Upon completion, students should be able to 
design and implement an Internet database. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: ITN 170. Corequisite: None. 

Legal Education 

LEX no Introduction to Paralegal Study 

This course introduces the paralegal profession and the 
legal system with an emphasis on the role of professional 
and legal ethics. Topics include regulation, ethics, case 
analysis, legal reasoning, career opportunities, professional 
organizations, tenninology, and other related topics. Upon 
completion, students should be able to understand the role 
of a paralegal and identify the skills, knowledge, and ethics 
required of paralegals. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

LEX 120 Legal Research/Writing I 

This course introduces the techniques of legal research and 
writing. Emphasis is on locating, analyzing, applying, and 
updating sources of law; effective legal writing, including 
proper citation; and the use of electronic research methods. 
Upon completion, students should be able to perform legal 
research and writing assignments using techniques covered 
in the course. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

LEX 121 Legal Research/Writing II 

This course covers advanced topics in legal research and 
writing. Topics include more complex legal issues and 
assignments involving preparation of legal memos, briefs, 
and other documents as well as the advanced use of 
electronic research methods. Upon completion, students 
should be able to perfonn legal research and writing 
assignments using techniques covered in the course. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: LEX 120. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 130 Civil Injuries 

This course covers traditional tort concepts and the 
evolving body of individual rights created by statute. Topics 
include intentional and non-intentional torts with empha- 
sis on negligence, strict liability, civil rights, workplace and 



environmental liability, remedies, and dam^es. Upon 
completion, students should be able to recognize, explain, 
and evaluate elements of civil injuries and related defenses. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 140 Civil Litigation I 

This course introduces the stnicture of die legal system and 
the niles governing civil litigation. Topics include jurisdic- 
tion and state and federal rules of civil procedure and 
evidence. Upon completion, students should be able to assist 
an attorney in the pre-Iitigation matters and preparation 
of pleadings and motions. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

LEX 141 Civil Litigation II 

This course covers advanced topics in the civil litigation 
process. Topics include motions, discovery, and trial and 
appellate procedures. Upon completion, students should 
be able to assist an attorney in preparing and organizing 
documents for trial, settlement, and post-trial practice. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: LEX 140. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 150 Commercial Law I 

This course covers legally enforceable agreements, forms 
of organization, and selected portions of the Uniform 
Commercial Code. Topics include drafting and enforce- 
ment of contracts, leases, and related documents as well as 
selection and implementation of business organization 
forms, sales, and commercial pq)ers. Upon completion, 
students should be able to apply the elements of a contract, 
prepare various business documents, and understand the 
role of commercial paper. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

LEX 160 Criminal Law and Procedure 

This course introduces substantive criminal law and 
procedural rights of the accused. Topics include elements 
of state/federal crimes, defenses, constitutional issues, 
pre-trial and trial process, and other related topics. Upon 
completion, students should be able to e]q)lain elements of 
specific crimes and assist an attorney in preparing a crimi- 
nal case. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 180 Case Analysis and Reasoning 

This course covers the techniques of reading and applying 
legal opinions and the skills of case analysis. Emphasis is on 
the components of opinions and on types of legal writing. 
Upon completion, smdents should be able to read, analyze, 
and brief opinions as well as prepare legal memoranda, 
briefs, and other legal documents. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: LEX 120. 



LEX 210 Real Property I 

This course introduces the study of real property law. Topics 
include the distinction between real and personal property, 
various estates, mechanics of conveyance and encum- 
brance, recordation, special proceedings, and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to identi- 
fy estates, forms of deeds, requirements for recording, and 
procedures to enforce rights to real property. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 211 Real Property U 

This course continues the study of real property law relat- 
ing to title examination and preparation of closing docu- 
ments. Topics include use of courthouse and other public 
records in title examination and preparation of documents 
required in real estate transactions and closings. Upon 
completion, students should be able to plot/draft a descrip- 
tion; perform complete title examination; draft closing 
documents, including title insurance forms; and prepare 
disbursement reconciliation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
1; Lab, 4; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: LEX 210. 
Corequisite: None. 

LEX 220 Corporate Law 

This course covers the legal aspects of forming, operating, 
and maintaining a business. Emphasis is on the business 
corporation with additional coverage of sole proprietorships 
and partnerships. Upon completion, students should be 
able to draft basic partnership and corporate documents 
and file these documents as required. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 240 Family Law 

This course covers laws governing domestic relations. 
Topics include marriage, separation, divorce, child custody, 
support, property division, adoption, domestic violence, and 
other related topics. Upon completion, students should be 
able to interview clients, gather infomiation, and draft 
documents related to family law. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 250 Wills, Estates, and Trusts 

This course covers various types of wills, trusts, probate, 
estate administration, and intestacy. Topics include types 
of wills and execution requirements, caveats and dissents, 
intestate succession, inventories and accountings, distribu- 
tion and settlement, and other related topics. Upon 
completion, students should be able to draft simple wills; 
prepare estate forms; understand administration of estates, 
including taxation; and explain terms regarding trusts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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LEX 260 Bankruptcy and Collections 

This course provides an overview of the laws of bankruptcy 
and the rights of creditors and debtors. Topics include 
bankruptcy procedures and estate management, attach- 
ment, claim and delivery, repossession, foreclosure, collec- 
tion, garnishment, and post-judgment collection proce- 
dure. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare 
and file bankruptcy forms, collection letters, statutory liens, 
and collection of judgments. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None, 

LEX 270 Law Office Management/ 



This course provides an overview of law office management 
and organization. Topics include office forms, filing sys- 
tems, billing/time keeping, computer systems, calendar 
systems, library administration, case management, office 
and personnel procedures, ethics, and technology. Upon 
completion, students should be able to establish and main- 
tain various law office systems, monitor case progress, and 
supervise non-lawyer personnel. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 280 Ethics and Professionalism 

This course reinforces legal ethics and the role of the para- 
legal in a professional work environment. Topics include a 
review of ethics, employment opportunities, and search 
techniques; paralegal certification; and other related topics. 
Upon completion, students should be able to understand 
the paralegal's role in the ethical practice of law. This 
course is designed as a capstone course during which the 
student reviews the various skills acquired during the past 
four terms in preparation for graduation and certification. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisites: LEX 110, LEX 120, LEX 130, LEX 
140, LEX 141, LEX 150, LEX 210, LEX 220, LEX 240, LEX 
250, and LEX 285. Corequisite: None. 

LEX 285 Workers ' Compensation Law 

This course covers the process of initiating and handling 
workers' compensation claims. Emphasis is on reviewing 
and drafting relevant Industrial Commission fonns. Upon 
completion, sUidents should be able to interview clients, 
gather information, and draft documents related to work- 
ers' compensation claims. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 



LEX 286 Medical Evidence A nalysis 

This course is designed to teach reading and analyzing 
medical records for legal evaluation of bodily injury and 
disability claims. Emphasis is on terminology; identifying, 
obtaining, and reviewing medical records; and study of 
the major systems of the human body Upon completion, 
students should be able to compile, analyze, and organize 
medical documents to support or disprove injury claims. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

Machining 

MAC 111 Machining Technology 1 

This course introduces machining operations as they relate 
to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop 
safety, measuring tools, lathes, drilling machines, saws, 
milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. 
Upon completion, students should be able to safely perform 
the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, 
turning, and miUing. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 12; Semester Hours Credit, 6. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

MAC 112 Machining Technology U 

This course provides additional instruction and practice in 
the use of precision measuring tools, lathes, milling 
machines, and grinders. Emphasis is on setup and opera- 
tion of machine tools, including the selection and use of 
work-holding devices, speeds, feeds, cutting tools, and 
coolants. Upon completion, students should be able to per- 
form basic procedures on precision grinders and advanced 
operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, 
and milling. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 12; 
Semester Hours Credit, 6. Prerequisite: MAC HI. 
Corequisite: None. 

MAC 113 Machining Technology III 

This course provides an introduction to advanced and spe- 
cial machining operations. Emphasis is on working to 
specified tolerances with special and advanced setups. 
Upon completion, students should be able to produce a 
part to specifications. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 
12; Semester Hours Credit, 6. Prerequisite: MAC 1 12. 
Corequisite: None. 

MAC 121 Introduction to CNC 

This course introduces the concepts and capabilities of 
computer numerical control machine tools. Topics include 
setup, operation, and basic applications. Upon completion, 
students should be able to explain operator safet\', machine 
protection, data input, program preparation, and program 
storage. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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MAC 122 CNC Turning 

This course introduces the programming, setup, and oper- 
ation of CNC turning centers. Topics include programming 
formats, control functions, program editing, part produc- 
tion, and inspection. Upon completion, students should be 
able to manufacture simple parts using CNC turning cen- 
ters. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

MAC 124 CNC Milling 

This course introduces the manual programming, setup, 
and operation of CNC machining centers. Topics include 
programming formats, control functions, program 
editing, pari production, and inspection. Upon completion, 
students should be able to manufacture simple parts using 
CNC machining centers. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; 
Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: MAC 121. 
Corequisite: None. 

MAC 151 Machining Calculations 

This course introduces basic calculations as they relate to 
machining occupations. Emphasis is on basic calculations 
and their applications in the machine shop. Upon 
completion, students should be able to perform basic shop 
calculations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: MAT 101. 
Corequisite: None. 

MAC 222 Advanced CNC Turning 

This course covers advanced methods in setup and opera- 
tion of CNC turning centers. Emphasis is on programming 
and production of complex parts. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate skills in program- 
ming, operations, and setup of CNC turning centers. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisite: MAC 122. Corequisite: None. 

MAC 224 Advanced CNC Milling 

This course covers advanced methods in setup and opera- 
tion of CNC machining centers. Emphasis is on program- 
ming and production of complex parts. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate skills in program- 
ming, operations, and setup of CNC machining centers. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisite: MAC 124. Corequisite: None. 

MAC 248 Production Procedures 

This course covers product planning and control as well as 
scheduling and routing of operations. Topics include cost- 
effective production methods, dimensional and statistical 
quality control, and the tooling and machines required for 
production. Upon completion, students should be able to 
plan, set up, and produce cost-effective quality machined 
parts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: MAC 111. Corequisite: None. 



Course 
Descriptions 



Mathematics 

Initial student placement in developmental courses is 
based on individual college placement testing policies 
and procedures. Students should begin developmental 
course work at the appropriate level indicated by the 
college's placement test 

MAT 050 Basic Math Skills 

This course is designed to strengthen basic math skills. 
Topics include properties, rounding, estimating, comparing, 
converting, and computing whole numbers, fractions, and 
decimals. Upon completion, students should be able to per- 
form basic computations and solve relevant mathematical 
problems. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 060 Essential Mathematics 

This course is a comprehensive study of mathematical 
skills which should provide a strong mathematical founda- 
tion to pursue further study Topics include principles and 
applications of decimals, fractions, percents, ratio and pro- 
portion, order of operations, geometry, measurement, and 
elements of algebra and statistics. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to perfonn basic computations and 
solve relevant, multi-step mathematical problems using 
technology where appropriate. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: MAT 
050 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: 
None. 

MAT 070 Introductory Algebra 

This course establishes a foundation in algebraic concepts 
and problem solving. Topics include signed numbers, 
exponents, order of operations, simpliiying expressions, 
solving linear equations and inequalities, graphing, for- 
mulas, polynomials, factoring, and elements of geometry. 
Upon completion, students should be able to apply the 
concepts leamed in problem solving using appropriate 
technology. Solving quadratic equations by factoring is also 
included. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: MAT 060 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: RED 080. 

MAT 080 Intermediate Algebra 

This course continues the study of algebraic concepts with 
emphasis on applications. Topics include factoring; ration- 
al expressions; rational exponents; rational, radical, and 
quadratic equations; systems of equations; inequalities; 



graphing; hinctions; variations; complex numbers; and 
elements of geometry. Upon completion, students should 
be able to apply the concepts leamed in problem solving 
using appropriate technology. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: 
MAT 070 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: RED 080. 

MAT 090 Accelerated Algebra 

This course covers algebraic concepts with emphasis on 
applications. Topics include those covered in MAT 070 and 
MAT 080. Upon completion, students should be able to apply 
algebraic concepts in problem solving using appropriate 
technology. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: MAT 060 or satisfacto- 
ry score on placement test and permission of the instructor 
or math discipline chair Corequisite: RED 080. 

MAT 101 Applied Mathematics I 

This course is a comprehensive review of arithmetic with 
basic algebra designed to meet the needs of certificate and 
diploma programs. Topics include arithmetic and geomet- 
ric skills used in measurement, ratio and proportion, expo- 
nents and roots, applications of percent, linear equations, 
formulas, and statistics. Upon completion, students should 
be able to solve practical problems in their specific areas of 
study Also included are definitions and properties of 
angles, polygons, and circles; area; and right triangle 
trigonometry. This course is intended for certificate and 
diploma programs. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 
2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 060 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 115 Mathematical Models 

This course develops the ability to utilize mathematical 
skills and technology to solve problems at a level found in 
non-mathematics-intensive programs. Topics include 
applications to percent, ratio and proportion, formulas, 
statistics, functional notation, linear functions and their 
graphs, probability, sampling techniques, scatter plots, and 
modeling Upon completion, students should be able to 
solve practical problems; reason and communicate with 
mathematics; and work confidently, collaboratively, and 
independently Applications may be drawn from the fields 
of business, public services, and various technologies. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 070 or satisfactory score on 
placement test. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 

This course provides an integrated approach to technology 
and the skills required to manipulate, display, and interpret 
mathematical functions and formulas used in problem 
solving. Topics include simplification, evaluation, and 
solving of algebraic and radical functions; complex num- 
bers; right triangle trigonometry; systems of equations; and 



the use of technology. Upon completion, students should be 
able to demonstrate an underetanding of the use of mathe- 
matics and technology to solve problems as well as analyze 
and communicate results. A basic introduction to statistics 
is also included. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: MAT 070 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II 

This course extends the concepts covered in MAT 121 to 
include additional topics in algebra, function analysis, and 
trigonometry. Topics include exponential and logarithmic 
functions, translation and scaling of functions, Sine Law, 
Cosine Law, vectors, and statistics. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate an understanding 
of the use of technology to solve problems and to analyze 
and communicate results. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 121 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics 

This course provides an introduction in a non-technical 
setting to selected topics in mathematics. Topics include, 
but are not limited to, sets, logic, probability, statistics, 
matrices, mathematical systems, geometry, topology, 
mathematics of finance, and modeling. Upon completion, 
students should be able to understand a variety of mathe- 
matical applications, think logically, and be able to work 
collaboratively and independently. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement 
in natural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: MAT 070 or satisfactory score on placement 
test. Corequisite: MAT 140A. 

MAT 140A Survey of Mathematics Lab 

This course is a laboratory for MAT 140. Emphasis is on 
experiences that enhance the materials presented in the 
class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve 
problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and com- 
municate effectively. This course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course 
requirement Course Hours Per Week- Class, 0; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: MAT 070 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: MAT 140. 

MAT 145 Analytical Math 

This course is designed to develop problem solving and 
reasoning skills by the study of selected areas of mathemat- 
ics. Topics include elementary and Boolean algebra, sets, 
logic, number theory, numeration systems, probability, sta- 
tistics, and linear programming. Upon completion, students 
should be able to apply logic and other mathematical 



Course 
Descriptions 

concepts. This course has been approved to satisfy the 



tyasa pre-major and/or elective course requirement 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 080 or MAT 122. Corequisite: 
None. 

MAT 151 Statistics I 

This course provides a project-based approach to the study 
of basic probability, descriptive and inferential statistics, 
and decision making. Emphasis is on measures of central 
tendency and dispersion, correlation, regression, discrete 
and continuous probability distributions, quality control, 
population parameter estimation, and hypothesis testing. 
Upon completion, students should be able to describe 
important characteristics of a set of data and draw infer- 
ences about a population from sample data. Students are 
able to compare two population means of both large and 
small groups as well as compare population proportions. 
This course has been approved to satisfy the Compre- 
hensive Articulation Agreement for the general educa- 
tion core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. 
Students may not receive credit for both MAT 151 and 
MAT 155. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: MAT 080 or MAT 090 
or MAT 140 or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: None. 

MAT 155 Statistical Analysis 

This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential 
statistics. Topics include sampling, distributions, plotting 
data, central tendency, dispersion. Central Limit Theorem, 
confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlations, 
regressions, and multinomial experiments. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to describe data and test 
inferences about populations using sample data. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Students 
may not receive credit for both MAT 151 and MAT 155- 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 080 or MAT 090 or satisfactory 
score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 161 College Algebra 

This course provides an integrated technological approach 
to algebraic topics used in problem solving. Emphasis is on 
applications involving equations and inequalities; polyno- 
mial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; 



and graphing and data analysis/modeling. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to choose an appropriate 
model to fit a data set and use the model for analysis and 
prediction. This course is designed to satisfy the needs of 
the Associate in Arts student and does not satisfy the prereq- 
uisite for MAT 172. This course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
the general education core requirement in natural 
sciences/mathematics for the Associate in Arts Degree. ' 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 080 or MAT 090 or satisfactory 
score on placement test. Corequisite: MAT 16 lA. 

MAT161A College Algebra Lab 

This course is a laboratory for MAT l6l. Emphasis is on 
experiences that enhance the materials presented in the 
class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve 
problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and 
communicate effectively This course has been approved 
to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course 
requirement Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: MAT 080 or MAT < 
090 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: 
MAT 161. 

MAT 167 Discrete Mathematics 

This course is the study of discrete mathematics with 
emphasis on applications. Topics include number systems, 
combinations, and permutations; mathematical logic and 
proofs; sets and counting; Boolean algebra; mathematical 
induction; trees and graphs; and algorithms. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate com- 
petence in the topics covered. This course is approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course 
requirement Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: MAT 271. 
Corequisite: None. 

MAT 1 71 Precalculus Algebra 

This is the first of two courses designed to emphasize topics 
which are hindamental to the study of calculus. Emphasis 
is on equations and inequalities; functions (linear, polyno- 
mial, and rational); systems of equations and inequalities; 
and parametric equations. Upon completion, students 
should be able to solve practical problems and use appro- 
priate models for analysis and predictions. Additional topics 
include, but are not limited to, exponential and logarith- 
mic functions and their applications. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement 
in natural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: MAT 080 or MAT 090 or satisfactory score on 
placement test. Corequisite: MAT 171A. 



MAT 171 A Precalculus Algebra Lab 

This course is a laboratory for MAT 171. Emphasis is on 
experiences that enhance the materials presented in the 
class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve 
problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and com- 
municate effectively. This course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
transferability as apre-major and/or elective course 
requirement Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1 . Prerequisite: MAT 080 or MAT 090 
or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: MAT 
171. 

MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 

This is the second of two courses designed to emphasize 
topics which are fundamental to the study of calculus. 
Emphasis is on properties and applications of transcenden- 
tal functions and their graphs, right and oblique triangle 
trigonometry, conic sections, vectors, and polar coordi- 
nates. Upon completion, students should be able to solve 
practical problems and use appropriate models for analysis 
and prediction. This course has been approved to satisfy 



al education core requirement in natural 
sciences/mathematics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 171 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: MAT 172A. 

MAT172A Precalculus Trig Lab 

This course is a laboratory for MAT 172. Emphasis is on 
experiences diat enhance the materials presented in the 
class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve 
problems, apply critical diinking, work in teams, and 
communicate effectively This course has been approved 
to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 
pre-major and/or elective course requirement Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: MAT 171. Corequisite: MAT 172. 

MAT 263 Brief Calculus 

This course introduces concepts of differentiation and inte- 
gration as well as their applications to solving problems. 
The course is designed for students needing one semester of 
calculus. Topics include functions, graphing, differentia- 
tion, and integration with emphasis on applications drawn 
from business, economics, and biological and behavioral 
sciences. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate an understanding of the use of basic calculus 
and technology to solve problems and to analyze and com- 
municate results. This course has been approved to satisfy 
the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the gener- 
al education core requirement in natural sciences/ 
mathematics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 171 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: MAT 263A 



Course 
Descriptions 



MAT263A Brief Calculus Lab 

This course is a laboratory for MAT 263. Emphasis is on 
experiences that enhance the materials presented in the 
class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve 
problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and 
communicate effectively This course has been approved 
to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course 
requirement. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: MAT 171 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: MAT 263. 

MAT 271 Calculus 1 

This course covers in depth the differential calculus portion 
of a three-course calculus sequence. Topics include limits, 
continuity, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic and tran- 
scendental functions of one variable, with applications. 
Upon completion, smdents should be able to apply differ- 
entiation and integration techniques to algebraic and tran- 
scendental functions. This course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in natural sciences 
/mathematics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: MAT 172 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 272 Calculus!! 

This course provides a rigorous treatment of integration 
and is the second calculus course in a three-course 
sequence. Topics include applications of definite integrals, 
techniques of integration, indeterminate fomis, improper 
integrals, infinite series, conic sections, parametric equa- 
tions, polar coordinates, and differential equations. Upon 
completion, students should be able to use integration 
and approximation techniques to solve application 
problems. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general 
education core requirement in natural sciences/mathe- 
matics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: MAT 271. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 273 Calculus!!! 

This course covers the calculus of several variables and is 
the third calculus course in a three-course sequence. Topics 
include functions of several variables, partial derivatives, 
multiple integrals, solid analytical geometry, vector-valued 
functions, and line and surface integrals. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to solve problems involving 
vectors and functions of several variables. This course has 



Agreement for the general education core requirement 
in natural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: MAT 272. Corequisite: None. 

MAT 285 Differential Equations 

This course provides an introduction to ordinary differen- 
tial equations with an emphasis on applications. Topics 
include first-order, linear higher-order, and systems of 
differential equations; numerical methods; series solutions; 
eigenvalues and eigenvectors; Laplace transforms; and 
Fourier series. Upon completion, students should be able to 
use differential equations to model physical phenomena, 
solve the equations, and use the solutions to analyze the 
phenomena. This course is approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferabili- 
ty as apre-major and/or elective course requirement 
Course Hours per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisite: MAT 272. Corequisite: None. 

Mechanical 

MEC 111 Machine Processes 1 

This course introduces shop safety, hand tools, machine 
processes, measuring instruments, and the operation of 
machine shop equipment. Topics include use and care of 
tools, safety, measuring tools, and the basic setup and 
operation of common machine tools. Upon completion, 
students should be able to safely machine simple parts to 
specified tolerances. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 
4; Semester Hours Credit, 3 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

Medical Assisting 

MED 121 Medical Terminology ! 

This course introduces prefixes, suffixes, and word roots 
used in the language of medicine. Topics include medical 
vocabulary and the terms that relate to the anatomy, physi- 
ology, pathological conditions, and treatment of selected 
systems. Upon completion, students should be able to 
pronounce, spell, and define medical ternis as related to 
selected body systems and their pathological disorders. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

MED 122 Medical Terminology !! 

This couise is the second in a series of medical terminolo- 
gy courses. Topics include medical vocabulary and the 
terms that relate to die anatomy physiology, pathological 
conditions, and treatment of selected systems. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to pronounce, spell, and 
define medical terms as related to selected body systems 
and their pathological disorders. Course Hours Per Week; 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: MED 121. Corequisite: None. 



Marketing and Retailing 

MKT 120 Principles of Marketing 

This course introduces principles and problems of market- 
ing goods and services. Topics include promotion, place- 
ment, and pricing strategies for products. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to apply marketing principles 
in organizational decision-making. Couree Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

MKT 220 Advertising and Sales Promotion 

This course covers the elements of advertising and sales 
promotion in the business environment. Topics include 
advertising and sales promotion appeals, selection of 
media, use of advertising and sales promotion as a market- 
ing tool, and means of testing effectiveness. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to demonstrate an under- 
standing of the concepts covered through application. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

l\/laintenance 

MM 110 Introduction to Maintenance 



This course covers basic maintenance fundamentals for 
power transmission equipment. Topics include equipment 
inspection, lubrication, alignment, and other scheduled 
maintenance procedures. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate knowledge of accepted 
maintenance procedures and practices according to current 
industry standards. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 
3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

MNT 230 Pumps & Piping Systems 

This course covers pump installation and maintenance 
and related valves and piping systems. Topics include 
various types of pump systems and their associated valves, 
piping requirements, and other related topics. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to select and install pump 
and piping systems and demonstrate proper maintenance 
and troubleshooting procedures. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 1; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

MNT240 Industrial Equipment 
Troubleshooting 

This course covers the various service procedures, tools, 
instruments, and equipment necessary to analyze and 
repair typical industrial equipment. Emphasis is placed on 
electro-mechanical and fluid power equipment trouble- 
shooting, calibration, and repair, including common tech- 
niques and procedures. Upon completion, students should 
be able to troubleshoot and repair industrial equipment. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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i\4usic 

MUSllO Music Appreciation 

This course is a basic survey of the music of the Western 
world. Emphasis is on the elements of music, terminology, 
composers, form, and style within an historical perspective. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
skills in basic listening and understanding of the art of 
music. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general 
education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 



Networicing Teciinoiogy 

NET 110 Data Communications/ 
Networking 

This course introduces data communication and network- 
ing. Topics include telecommunication standards, 
protocols, equipment, network topologies, communication 
software, LANs, WANs, the Internet, and network operating 
systems. Upon completion, smdents should be able to 
demonstrate understanding of the fundamentals of 
telecommunication and networking. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

NET 1 12 Security Fundamentals and 
Policies 

This course introduces the concepts and issues related to 
securing information systems and the development of poli- 
cies to implement infonnation security controls. Topics 
include the historical view of the Internet, current security 
issues, trends, security resources, and the role of policy, 
people, and processes in information security. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to identify information 
security risks, create an infonnation security policy, and 
identify processes to implement and enforce policy. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

NET 125 Routing and Switching I 

This course introduces the OSI model, network topologies, 
IP addressing, and subnet masks, simple routing tech- 
niques, and basic switching tenninology. Topics include 
the basic functions of the seven layers of die OSI model, 
different classes of IP addressing and subnetting, and 



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router login scripts. Upon completion, students should be 
able to list the key internetworking functions of the OSI 
Networking Layer and how they are performed in a variety 
of router types. Couise Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 4; 
Semester Hour Credit, 3 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

NET 126 Routing and Switching II 

This course introduces router configurations, router proto- 
cols, switching methods, and hub terminology. Topics 
include the basic flow control methods, router startup 
commands, manipulation of router configuration files, ip 
and data link addressing. Upon completion, students 
should be able to prepare the initial router configuration 
files as well as enable, verify, and configure IP addresses. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 4; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: NET 125. Corequisite: None. 

NET 225 Advanced Router and Switching I 

This course introduces advanced router configurations, 
advanced LAN switching theory and design, VLANs, Novell 
IPX, and threaded case smdies. Topics include router ele- 
ments and operations, adding routing protocols to a con- 
figuration, monitoring IPX operations on the router, LAN 
segmentation, and advanced switching methods. Upon 
completion, students should be able to describe LAN and 
network segmentation with bridges, routers and switches, 
and describe a virtual LAN. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
1; Lab, 4; Semester Hours Credit. 3. Prerequisite: NET 126. 
Corequisite: None. 

NET 226 Advanced Routing and 
Switching II 

This course introduces WAN theory and design, WAN tech- 
nology, PPP, Frame Relay, ISDN, and additional case stud- 
ies. Topics include network congestion problems, TCP/IP 
transport and network layer protocols, advanced routing 
and switching configuration, ISDN protocols, and PPP 
encapsulation operations on a router Upon completion, 
students should be able to provide solutions for network 
routing problems; identify ISDN protocols, channels, and 
function groups; and describe the Spanning Tree protocol. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 4; Semester Hours 
Credit. 3- Prerequisite: NET 225. Corequisite: None. 

Nursing 

NUR 101 Practical Nursing I 

This course introduces concepts related to the practical 
nurse's caregiver and discipline-specific roles. Emphasis is 
on the nursing process; legal, ethical, and professional 
issues; wellness and illness patterns; and basic nursing 
skills. Upon completion, students should be able to demon- 
strate beginning understanding of the nursing process to 
promote, maintain, and restore optimum health for diverse 
clients throughout the life span. Experiences in the nursing 
laboratory and in health care agencies provide students the 



opportunity to develop nursing skills by providing direct 
client care. This is a diploma-level course. Course Hours 
Per Week; Class, 7; Lab, 6; Clinical, 6; Semester Hours 
Credit, 11. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Practical 
Nursing program. Corequisites: BIO 163 and PSY 1 10. 

NUR 102 Practical Nursing 11 

This course includes more advanced concepts related to the 
practical nurse's caregiver and discipline-specific roles. 
Emphasis is on the nursing process; delegation; cost effec- 
tiveness; legal, ethical, and professional issues; and well- 
ness and illness patterns. Upon completion, students 
should be able to begin participating in the nursing 
process to promote, maintain, and restore optimum health 
for diverse clients throughout the life span. Correlation of 
theory to clinical applications is provided on medical, sur- 
gical, mother-baby units, extended care, and rehabilitation 
healdi facilities. This is a diploma-level course. Course 
Hour Per Week: Class, 8; Lab, 0; Clinical, 12; Semester 
Hour Credit, 12. Prerequisites: NUR 101, BIO l63, and PSY 
110. Corequisite: None. 

NUR 103 Practical Nursing 111 

This course focuses on use of nursing and related concepts 
by practical nurses as providers of care as well as members 
of the nursing discipline in collaboration with health team 
members. Emphasis is on the nursing process, wellness 
and illness patterns, entry-level issues, accountability, advo- 
cacy, professional development, evolving technology, and 
changing health care delivery systems. Upon completion, 
students should be able to use the nursing process to pro- 
mote, maintain, and restore optimum healdi for diverse 
clients throughout the life span. The clinical experience 
provides opportunities for beginning transition from student 
to practitioner on medical/surgical units and in pediatric 
facilities. This is a diploma-level course. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 6; Lab, 0; Clinical, 12; Semester Hours Credit, 
10. Prerequisite: NUR 102. Corequisite: ENG 111. 

NUR 110 Nursing 1 

This course introduces concepts which are basic to begin- 
ning nursing practice. Emphasis is on introducing the 
nurse's role as provider of care, manager of care, and 
member of the nursing discipline. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to demonstrate beginning competence 
in caring for individuals with common alterations in 
health. Theoretical emphasis is on the nursing process and 
the concepts of basic human needs, communication, as 
well as teaching and learning principles. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 5; Lab, 3; Clinical, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 8. 
Prerequisites: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing 
program and listing as a Nursing Assistant I in North 
Carolina. Corequisites: BIO l68 and PSY 150. 



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NUR 120 Nursing 11 

This course provides an expanded knowledge base for 
dehvering nursing care to individuals of various ages. 
Emphasis is on developing the nurse's role as provider of 
care, manager of care, and member of the nursing disci- 
pline. Upon completion, smdents should be able to partici- 
pate in the delivery of nursing care for individuals with 
common alterations in health. Theoretical concentration 
involves utilizing the nursing process to provide therapeu- 
tic communication and nursing care for clients with select- 
ed medical/surgical disorders. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 5; Lab, 3; Clinical, 6. Semester Hours Cr«lit, 8. 
Prerequisite: NUR 1 10. Corequisites: BIO l69 and PSY 281. 

NUR120B Nursing 11 

This course provides an expanded knowledge base for deliv- 
ering nursing care to individuals of various ages. Emphasis 
is on developing the nurse's role as provider of care, man- 
ner of care, and member of the discipline of nursing. Upon 
completion, students should be able to participate in the 
delivery of nursing care for individuals with common 
alterations in health. Theoretical foci emphasize utilizing 
the nursing process to provide nursing care for clients with 
alterations in oxygenation, fluid, and electrolytes. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2.5; Lab, 1.5; Clinical, 3; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: NUR 189 and licensed as a 
practical nurse in North Carolina. Corequisites: BIO l69, 
NUR 186, and PSY 281. 

NUR 130 Nursing HI 

This course provides an expanded knowledge base for 
delivering nursing care to individuals of various ages. 
Emphasis is on expanding the nurse's role as provider of 
care, manager of care, and member of the nursing disci- 
pline. Upon completion, students should be able to deliver 
nursing care to individuals with common alterations in 
health. Theoretical concentration involves utilizing the 
nursing process to provide therapeutic communication and 
nursing care for clients with mental health and medical/ 
surgical disorders. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 3; 
Clinical, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 7. Prerequisite: NUR 
120. Corequisite: SOC 210. 

NUR 186 Clinical Supplement 

This course is designed to be offered as a corequisite to any 
core NUR course. Emphasis is on applying the nursing 
process in a clinical setting. Upon completion, smdents 
should be able to demonstrate delivery of nursing care at 
the level required for the core NUR course. Course Hours 

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Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 1. Prerequisite: NUR 110. Corequisites: NUR 120 or 
NUR 120B, PSY 281, and BIO 169. 

NUR 189 Nursing Transition 

This course is designed to assist the licensed practical nurse 
in transition to the role of the associate degree nurse. 
Topics include the role of the registered nurse, nursing 
process, homeostasis, and validation of selected nursing 
skills and physical assessment. Upon completion, students 
should be able to articulate into the Associate Degree 
Nursing program at the level of the generic student. Course 
Hours Per Week Class, 1; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: BIO I68, PSY 150, and 
licensed as practical nurse in North Carolina. Corequisite: 
None. 

NUR210A Nursing IV 

This course provides an expanded knowledge base for 
delivering nursing care to individuals of various ^es. 
Emphasis is on using collaboration as a provider of care, 
manner of care, and member of the discipline of nursing. 
Upon completion, students should be able to modify nurs- 
ing care for individuals with common alterations in 
health. Theoretical foci emphasize the nursing process to 
provide nursing care for childbearing families. Course 
Hours Per Week; Class, 2.5; Lab, 1.5; Clinical, 6; Semester 
Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: NUR 130. Corequisites: BIO 
275 and ENG 111. 

NUR210B Nursing IV 

This course provides an expanded knowledge base for 
delivering nursing care to individuals of various ages. 
Emphasis is on using collaboration as a provider of care, 
manager of care, and member of the nursing discipline. 
Upon completion, students should be able to modify nurs- 
ing care for individuals with common alterations in 
health. Theoretical foci emphasize the nursing process to 
provide nursing care for clients with alterations in move- 
ment, cognition, and sensation. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2.5; Lab, 1.5; Clinical, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 5. 
Prerequisite: NUR 130. Corequisites: BIO 275 and ENG 111. 

NUR 220 Nursing V 

This course provides an expanded knowledge base for 
delivering nursing care to individuals of various ages. 
Emphasis is on the nurse's role as an independent provider 
and manager of care for a group of individuals and as a 
member of a multidisciplinary team. Upon completion, 
students should be able to provide comprehensive nursing 
care to a group of individuals with common complex 
health alterations. Theoretical concentration includes prin- 
ciples of leadership, management, and delegation while 
developing skills necessary for transition into professional 
practice. Course Hours Per Week; Class, 4; Lab, 3; Clinical, 
15; Semester Hours Credit, 10. Prerequisites: NUR 210A and 
NUR 210B. Corequisites; ENG 1 12 and humanities elective. 



Operations Management 

0MT112 Materials Management 

This course covers the basic principles of materials 
management. Emphasis is on the planning, procurement, 
movement, and storage of materials. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate an understanding 
of the concepts and techniques related to materials man- 
agement. This couRe is a unique concentration require- 
ment of the Operations Management concentration in the 
Business Administration program. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

OMT260 Issues in Operations Management 

This course presents a variety of topics that highlight con- 
temporary problems and issues related to operations man- 
agement. Emphasis is on production and operations plan- 
ning, environmental health and safety, materials manage- 
ment, and quality systems. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate the ability to make decisions 
and resolve problems in an operations management envi- 
ronment. This course is a unique concentration require- 
ment of the Operations Management concentration in the 
Business Administration program. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ISC 
121, ISC 131, ISC 210, and OMT 112. Corequisite: None. 

Opticianry 

Registration in OPH courses requires admission to the 
Cptical Apprentice Certificate program or Opticianry 
program. 

OPH 101 Math for Opticians 

This course covers the arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and 
trigonometry necessary to evaluate optical formulas. Topics 
include signed arithmetic, evaluation and solution of 
equations, use of the calculator, and basic trigonometric 
functions. Upon completion, students should be able to 
evaluate formulas as used in opticianry courses. Course 
Hours Per Week Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Optical 
Apprentice Certificate program. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 102 Ophthalmic Lab Concepts 

This course introduces die operations of the ophthalmic 
laboratory. Emphasis is on surfacing and finishing fomiu- 
las; materials, procedures, and equipment used to fabricate 
glasses; and ANSI, EPA, and OSHA requirements. Upon 
completion, students should be able to perform laboratory- 
related calculations, describe safety and environmental 
regulations, and identify materials and procedures used in 
ophthalmic laboratories Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: 
OPH 141 and enrollment in Optical Certificate program. 
Corequisite: None. 



Course 
Descriptions 



OPH 111 Ophthalmic Lab I 

This course introduces optical laboratory practices and pro- 
cedures. Emphasis is on safety, OSHA and EPA requirements, 
equipment and instrumentation, and lens fabrication to 
ANSI standards. Upon completion, students should be able 
to duplicate lenses, use basic formulas, and identify mate- 
rials and procedures used to safely fabricate prescription 
lenses to specifications. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: 
MAT 070 or satisfactory score on placement test and enroll- 
ment in Opticianry program. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 112 Ophthalmic Lab H 

This course continues the study of optical laboratory proce- 
dures introduced in OPH 111. Emphasis is on prescription 
interpretation, focimetry, and finishing techniques. Upon 
completion, students should be able to duplicate lenses, use 
intermediate formulas, and identify materials and proce- 
dures used to safely fabricate prescription eyewear to speci- 
fications. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Clinical, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: OPH 111. 
Corequisite: None. 

OPH 121 Anatomy and Physiology - Eye 

This course covers the anatomical and physiological hinc- 
tions of the eye and its associated stnictures. Emphasis is 
on normal vision and common disorders of the visual sys- 
tem. Upon completion, students should be able to describe 
the visual process as well as label and describe the function 
of each part of the eye. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: 
Enrolbnent in the Opticianry or Optical Apprentice 
Certificate program. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 131 Optical Dispensing 1 

This course introduces the historical and modem dispens- 
ing practices and the laws governing opticianry. Topics 
include basic eyeglass choices, measurements, dispensing, 
adjustments, and record keeping. Upon completion, students 
should be able to evaluate patient needs and wearing 
success. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: Enrollment in 
Opticianry or Optical Apprentice program. Corequisites: 
ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement 
test. 

OPH 132 Optical Dispensing H 

This course continues the study of optical dispensing 
begun in OPH 131. Emphasis is on advanced dispensing 



skills. Upon completion, students should be able to design 
and dispense appropriate eyewear for a variety of patients. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: OPH 131 and 
OPH 141. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 141 Optical Theory / 

This course introduces the principles of optics and oph- 
thalmic lens design. Topics include basic theory and basic 
optical formulas. Upon completion, students should be 
able to use the metric system, define basic optical terms, 
and perform basic optical calculations. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: MAT 070 or satisfactory score on placement 
test or OPH 101 and enrollment in Opticianry or Optical 
Apprentice program. Corequisite: MAT 121. 

OPH 142 Optical Theory H 

This course continues the study of optical theory begun in 
OPH 141. Topics include intemiediate and advanced theory 
and formulas. Upon completion, students should be able to 
perform intemiediate and advanced optical calculations. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: OPH 141. 
Corequisite: None. 

OPH 213 Laboratory Proficiency 

This course provides preparation for the N.C. State Board of 
Opticians Examination. Emphasis is on speed and accura- 
cy in all items on the competence list. Upon completion, 
students should be able to safely and accurately demon- 
strate proficiency in all items on the laboratory competence 
list. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 6; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: Final semester of the 
program. Corequisites: OPH 243 and OPH 262. 



OPH 222 

This course covers basic optical business management and 
current eyecare trends and practices. Topics include profes- 
sional ethics, inventory, accounting, personnel, insurance, 
advertising, litigation, equipment, and future trends. Upon 
completion, students should be able to apply basic princi- 
ples of management to the optical business setting. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: Enrollment in Opticianry 
program. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 233 Advanced Optical Procedures 

This course introduces special optical procedures. Topics 
include advanced optical assessments and calculations. 
Upon completion, students should be able to describe 
appropriate patient care. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 2; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit. 4. Prerequisites: 
OPH 131, OPH 132, OPH 141, and OPH 142. Corequisite: 
None. 



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0PH243 Technical Proficiency 

This course provides preparation for the N.C. State Board of 
Opticians Examination. Emphasis is on topics relevant to 
written portions of this examination. Upon completion, 
students should be able to pass each part of a capstone 
examination with a grade of 70 or better. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisites: Final semester of the program, OPH 142, and 
OPH 233. Corequisites; OPH 215 and OPH 262. 

OPH 251 Optical Internship I 

This course provides practical experience under the direct 
supervision of an opticianry instructor Emphasis is on 
communication and dispensing skills. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate competence in all 
course objectives. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; 
Clinical, 3; Semester Houre Credit, 1. Prerequisites: OPH 
132, OPH 141, and OPH 142. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 260 Basic Contact Lens Concepts 

This course introduces the theory of contact lens fitting. 
Emphasis is on rigid and soft contact design and fitting 
concepts. Upon completion, students should be able to 
describe basic contact lens fitting concepts. Course Hours 
Per Week: Classroom, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: OPH 121 and OPH l4l. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 261 Contact Lenses I 

This course introduces rigid contact lens fitting. Emphasis 
is on clinical applications, patient selection, design param- 
eters, instrumentation, and corneal physiology. Upon 
completion, students should be able to describe patient 
evaluation and fitting procedures for rigid lenses, recognize 
problems, and determine effective and appropriate solu- 
tions. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: OPH 121 and OPH 
142. Corequisite: None. 

OPH 262 Contact Lenses U 

This course continues the study of contact lens fitting. 
Emphasis is on soft contact lens and advanced fitting 
design and techniques. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate the competence required for the 
National Contact Lens Examination and the N.C. State 
Board of Opticians Examination. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: OPH 26l. Corequisites: OPH 215 and OPH 243. 

OPH 282 Optical Extemship I 

This couree provides practical experience in assigned busi- 
nesses, with emphasis on observation and practical appli- 
cation. Emphasis is also on working conditions in different 
production settings and on time demands. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to complete eyewear in a safe 
and timely manner to proper specifications and in collabo- 
ration with other employees. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 



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0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: 
OPH 112, OPH 142, and OPH 233. Corequisite: None. 

Office Systems Technology 

0ST131 Keyboarding 

This course covers basic keyboarding skills. Emphasis is on 
the touch system, correct techniques, and development of 
speed and accuraq. Upon completion, students should be 
able to key at acceptable speed and accuracy using the 
touch system. Course Hour Per Week; Class, 1; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

OSTI32 Keyboard Skill Building 

This couRe provides accuracy-building and speed-building 
drills. Emphasis is on diagnostic tests to identify accuracy 
and speed deficiencies followed by corrective drills. Upon 
completion, students should be able to keyboard rhythmi- 
cally with greater accuracy and speed. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: OST 131. Corequisite: None. 

OST 134 Text Entry and Formatting 

This course is designed to provide the skills needed to 
increase speed, improve xcuracy, and fonmat documents. 
Topics include letters, memos, tables, and business reports. 
Upon completion, students should be able to produce mail- 
able documents and key timed writings at speeds commen- 
surate with employability. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: None. 
Corequisite: None. 

OST 135 Advanced Text Entry and Format 

This course is designed to incorporate computer applica- 
tion skills in the generation of office documents. Emphasis 
is on the production of letters, manuscripts, business forms, 
tabulation, legal documents, and newsletters. Upon 
completion, students should be able to make independent 
decisions regarding planning, style, and method of presen- 
tation. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: OST 134. Corequisite: None. 

OST 136 Word Processing 

This course introduces word processing concepts and appli- 
cations. Topics include preparation of a variety of docu- 
ments and mastery of specialized software functions. Upon 
completion, smdents should be able to work effectively in a 
computerized word processing environment. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None, 
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OST 148 Medical Coding Billing and 
Insurance 

This course introduces CPT and ICD coding as they apply 
to medical insurance and billing. Emphasis is on accuracy 
in coding, forms preparation, and posting. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to describe the steps of the 
total billing cycle and explain the importance of aceuracy. 
This course is a unique concentration requirement of the 
Medical Office Systems Technology concentration in the 
Office Systems Technology program. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



OST 149 

This course introduces the complex legal, moral, and 
ethical issues involved in providing health care services. 
Emphasis is on the legal requirements of medical 
practices; the relationship of physician, patient, and office 
personnel; professional liabilities; and medical practice 
liability. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate a working knowledge of current medical law 
and accepted ethical behavior This course is a unique 
concentration requirement of the Medical Office Systems 
Technology concentration in the Office Systems Technology 
program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

OST 164 Text Editing Applications 

This course provides a comprehensive smdy of editing skills 
needed in the workplace. Emphasis is on grammar, punc- 
tuation, sentence structure, proofreading, and editing. 
Upon completion, students should be able to use reference 
materials to compose and edit text. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

OST 181 Introduction to Office Systems 

This course introduces the skills and abilities needed in 
today's offices. Topics include effectively interacting with 
co-workeis and the public, processing simple financial and 
informational documents, and performing functions 
typical in today's offices. Upon completion, students should 
be able to display skills and decision-making abilities 
essential for functioning in the total office context. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

OST 184 Records Management 

This course includes the creation, maintenance, protection, 
security, and disposition of records stored in a variety of 
media forms. Topics include alphabetic, geographic, 
subject, and numeric filing methods. Upon completion, 
students should be able to set up and maintain a records 
management system. Course Hours Per Week Class, 1; Lab, 
2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 



0ST223 Machine Transcription I 

This course covers the use of transcribing maciiines to pro- 
duce mailable documents. Emphasis is on appropriate for- 
matting, advanced text editing skills, and transcription 
techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to 
transcribe documents into mailable copy. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisites: OST 134, OST 136, and OST l64. Corequisite: 
None. 

OST 224 Machine Transcription II 

This course provides advanced transcription skills. 
Emphasis is on specialized transcription features. Upon 
completion, students should be able to transcribe complex 
business documents into mailable copy with minimal 
assistance. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: OST 223. 
Corequisite: None. 

OST 236 Advanced Word/Information 
Processing 

This course develops proficiency in the utilization of 
advanced word/information processing functions. Topics 
include tables, graphics, macros, sorting, document assem- 
bly, merging, and newspaper and brochure columns. Upon 
completion, students should be able to produce a variety of 
complex business documents. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hour Credit, 3- Prerequisite; OST 
135 or OST 136. Corequisite: None. 

OST 241 Medical Office Transcription I 

This course introduces machine transcription techniques 
as ^plied to medical documents. Emphasis is on accurate 
transcription, proofreading, and use of reference materials 
as well as vocabulary building. Upon completion, students 
should be able to prepare accurate and usable transcripts 
of voice recordings in the covered specialties. This course is 
a unique concentration requirement of the Medical Office 
Systems Technology concentration in the Office Systems 
Technology program. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 
2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: MED 121. 
Corequisite: None. 

OST 242 Medical Offitce Transcription II 

This course continues building machine transcription 
techniques as apphed to medical documents. Emphasis is 
on accurate transcription, proofreading, and use of refer- 
ence materials as well as continued proofreading/editing 
skills and vocabulary building. Upon completion, students 
should be able to perform competendy in preparing 
accurate and usable transcripts of voice recordings in the 
covered specialties. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: OST 241. 
Corequisite: None. 



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OST 243 Medical Office Simulation 

This course introduces medical systems used to process 
information in the automated office. Topics include tradi- 
tional and electronic information resources, storing and 
retrieving information, and the billing cycle. Upon comple- 
tion, smdents should be able to use the computer accurate- 
ly to schedule, bill, update, and make corrections. This 
course is a unique concentration requirement of the 
Medical Office Systems Technology concentration in the 
Office Systems Technology program. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: OST 131 or OST 148. Corequisite: None. 

OST 284 Emerging Technologies 

This couise provides opportunities to explore emerging 
technologies. Emphasis is on identifying, researching, and 
presenting current technological topics for class considera- 
tion and discussion. Upon completion, students should be 
able to understand the importance of keeping abreast of 
technological changes that affect the office professional. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

OST 289 Office Systems Management 

This course provides a capstone course for the office profes- 
sional. Topics include administrative office procedures, 
imaging, communication techniques, ergonomics, and 
equipment utilization. Upon completion, students should 
be able to function proficiently in a changing office envi- 
ronment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: OST l64 and either OST 134 
or OST 136. Corequisite: None. 

Occupational Therapy 
Assistant 

OTA no Fundamentals of OT 

This course introduces occupational therapy theory, prac- 
tices, philosophies, and principles. Emphasis is on provid- 
ing a basic understanding of the profession as well as 
beginning to develop interaction and observation skills. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
basic understanding of occupational dierapy practice 
options, uniform terminology, activity analysis, principles, 
process, philosophies, and frames of reference. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisite: Enrolbnent in the Occupational 
Therapy Assistant program. Corequisite: BIO l68. 



OTA 120 OT Media I 

This course provides training in recognizing the therapeu- 
tic value of and in using a wide variety of leisure, self -care, 
and work activities. Topics include crafts, games, personal 
care, and work activities as well as teaching and learning 
methods and styles. Upon completion, students should be 
able to design, select, and complete/perform leisure, self- 
care, and work activities that would be therapeutic for des- 
ignated client populations. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
1; Lab, 3; Chnical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Occupational Therapy 
Assistant program. Corequisite: OTA 1 10. 

OTA 130 Assessment Skills 

This couise provides training in appropriate and accurate 
assessment and intervention skills related to sensory, move- 
ment, perceptual/cognitive, affective systems, and ADL 
skills. Topics include kinesiology, body mechanics, sensory, 
ROM, MMT, cognitive/perceptual, psychosocial, self-care, 
and work-related assessments; treatment approaches; and 
basics of group structure and dynamics. Upon completion, 
students should be able to administer various assessment 
tools and appropriate treatment approaches regarding sen- 
sation, movement, perception/cognition, affect, self-care, 
and work-related skills. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; 
Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: 
Enrollment in the Occupational Therapy Assistant pro- 
gram. Corequisite: OTA 110. 

OTA 140 Professional Skills I 

This course introduces the roles and responsibilities of 
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and 
Occupational Therapists Registered in occupational thera- 
py practice and facihtates development of observation, doc- 
umentation, and therapeutic use of self skills. Topics 
include Code of Ethics, roles and responsibilities, creden- 
tialing and licensing, documentation, therapeutic use of 
self and professional identity/behavior, supervisory relation- 
ships, time management, and observation skills. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate ethical 
behavior, discriminate between role and responsibihties of 
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants and Oaupational 
Therapists Registered; and participate in acceptable super- 
vision, documentation, and scheduling. Course Hours Per 
Week; Class, 0; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Occupational Therapy 
Assistant program. Corequisite: OTA 110. 

OTA 150 Life Span Skills I 

This course is designed to use knowledge gained from PSY 
241 as it applies to occupational therapy practice from 
birth to adolescence. Topics include review of normal 
growth and development, identification and discussion of 
common disabilities and delays, assessment, treatment 
planning, and intervention approaches used with diese 



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populations. Upon completion, students should be able to 
identify and use assessments, screenings, and interventions 
for infants ttirougti adolescents for selected disabilities and 
developmental delays in various settings. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Occupational Therapy 
Assistant program and BIO I69. Corequisites: PSY 241 and 
OTA 170. 

OTA J 61 FieUwork I - Placement 1 

This course provides introductory-level clinical training 
opportunities. Emphasis is on observational and basic 
interactional skills in a setting with a culturally diverse 
client population. Upon completion, students should be 
able to use observational and interactional skills to relate 
effectively with clients under the guidance and direction of 
fieldwork supervisors. Course Hours Per Week Class, 0; Lab, 
0; Clinical, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisites: OTA 
120 and OTA 140. Corequisite: OTA 130. 

OTA 162 Fieldwork I - Placement 2 

This course provides introductory-level clinical training 
opportunities. Emphasis is on observational and basic 
interactional skills in a setting with a culturally diverse 
client population. Upon completion, students should be 
able to use observational and interactional skills to relate 
effectively with clients under the guidance and direction of 
fieldwork supervisors. Course Hours Per Week Class, 0; Lab, 
0; Clinical, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisites: OTA 
120 and OTA 140. Corequisite: OTA 130. 

OTA 163 Fieldwork I - Placement 3 

This course provides introductory-level clinical training 
opportunities. Emphasis is on observational and basic 
interactional skills in a setting with a culturally diverse 
client population. Upon completion, students should be 
able to use observational and interactional skills to relate 
effectively with clients under the guidance and direction of 
fieldwork supervisors. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 
0; Clinical, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisites: OTA 
120 and OTA 140. Corequisite: OTA 130. 

OTA 164 Fieldwork I - Placement 4 

This course provides introductory-level clinical training 
opportunities. Emphasis is on observational and basic 
interactional skills in a setting with a culturally diverse 
client population. Upon completion, students should be 
able to use observational and interactional skills to relate 
effectively with clients under the guidance and direction of 
fieldwork supervisors. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 
0; Clinical, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisites: OTA 
120 and OTA 140. Corequisite: OTA 130. 

OTA 170 Physical Dysfunction 

This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills 
needed for working with individuals experiencing varied 



Course 
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medical and physical conditions within their socioeconom- 
ic and cultural environments. Topics include medical 
terminology, common diagnoses, structures, and functions 
that change with disease processes, assessment and 
treatment priorities for specific problems and conditions, 
treatment planning, and intervention. Upon completion, 
students should be able to recognize common symptoms, 
prioritize problems, and provide for patient safety and 
infection control when planning and implementing treat- 
ment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: BIO I68. 
Corequisite: OTA 130. 

OTA 180 Psychosocial Dysfunction 

This course uses theories and principles related to psycho- 
logical/psychiatric health and illnesses as well as provides 
training in assessing and treating symptoms of dysfunction 
and therapeutic use of self and groups. Topics include psy- 
chiatric illnesses, symptoms of dysfunction, assessment and 
treatment of individuals, planning and facilitating diera- 
peutic groups, client safety, and psychosocial aspects of 
practice. Upon completion, students should be able to plan 
effectively and conduct individual and group treatment for 
client conditions related to psychosocial dysfunction recog- 
nizing temporal, socioeconomic, and cultural contexts. 
Course Hours Per Week Class, 2; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: PSY 281. 
Corequisite: OTA 130. 

OTA 220 OT Median 

This course provides training in appropriate and accurate 
assessment and intervention skills related to orthotics, 
prosthetics, assistive devices, environmental controls, and 
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) issues. Topics include 
ergonomics and hand function, splint selection/fabrica- 
tion, changes that improve access for persons with disabili- 
ties, use of modalities in treatment, and computers in 
occupational therapy intervention. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to demonstrate proficiency in fabricat- 
ing and monitoring orthotic devices, constructing and 
modifying assistive devices, using ADA guidelines, and 
using computers for therapeutic purposes. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 6; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: OTA 120 and OTA 130. Corequisite: 
None. 

014 240 Professional Skills II 

This course builds upon and expands skills developed in 
OTA 140 with emphasis on documentation, supervisory 



relationships, involvement in die profession, and clinical 
man^ement skills. Topics include clarification of roles 
and responsibilities, detailed examination of the superviso- 
ry process, professional participation in organizations, and 
the mechanics of assisting in clinic operations. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to work effectively with a 
supervisor, plan and implement a professional activity, and 
perform routine clinic management tasks. Course Hours 
Per Week Class, 0; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 1. Prerequisite: OTA 140. Corequisite: None. 

Om245 Professional Skills III 

This course provides preparation for Fieldwork II experi- 
ences using skills and knowledge gained in OTA 140 and 
OTA 240 to promote integration into the professional com- 
munity. Topics include interview skills, r&urae production, 
conflict resolution, professional presentations, participation 
in research activities, and completion of all fomis required 
for Fieldwork II. Upon completion, students should be able 
to complete independendy employment-seeking activities 
and provide in-service training. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 0; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: OTA 240. Corequisite: None. 

OTA 250 Life Span Skills II 

This course uses knowledge gained from PSY 241 as it 
applies to occupational therapy practice from young adult- 
hood through old age. Emphasis is on identification and 
discussion of common disabilities and chronic diseases, 
assessments, planning and interventions used with these 
populations, and activity programming. Upon completion, 
students should be able to identify and use assessments, 
interventions, and activities for adults with selected disabil- 
ities and losses in various settings. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 2; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Occupational Therapy 
Assistant program. Corequisites: PSY 241, OTA 170, and 
OTA 180. 

0TA2&) Fieldwork II - Placement 1 

This course provides clinical experience under the direct 
supervision of experienced Occupational Therapist 
Registered or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant per- 
sonnel working in various practice settings. Emphasis is on 
final clinical preparation for entry-level practice in the pro- 
fession. Upon completion, students should be able to meet 
all critical competencies established by die curriculum and 
the American Occupational Therapy Association guidelines 
for entry-level practice. Course Hours Per Week Class, 0; 
Lab, 0; Clinical, 18; Semester Hours Credit, 6. Prerequisite: 
Successful completion of all required OTA curriculum 
courses except OTA 261 and OTA 280. Corequisite: This 
course must be completed within 18 months of the com- 
pletion of all odier OTA course work 



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OTA 261 Fieldwork II - Placement 2 

This course provides clinical experience under the direct 
supervision of eq)erienced Occupational Therapist 
Registered or Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant per- 
sonnel working in various practice settings. Emphasis is on 
final clinical preparation for entry-level practice in the pro- 
fession. Upon completion, students should be able to meet 
all critical competencies established by the curriculum and 
the American Occupational Therapy Association guidelines 
for entry-level practice. Course Hours Per Week; Class, 0; 
Lab, 0; Clinical, 18; Semester Hours Credit, 6. Prerequisite: 
Successhil completion of all required OTA curriculum 
courses except OTA 260 and OTA 280. Corequisite: This 
course must be completed within 18 months of the com- 
pletion of all other OTA course work. 

OTA 280 Professional Transitions 

This course provides closure to the educational program 
following Fieldwork II placements. Emphasis is on portfo- 
lio development and presentation, program evaluation, 
Fieldwork II experience analysis and synthesis, and final 
preparation for the certification exarriination. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to enter the occupational 
therapy work force with supportive documentation demon- 
strating progress toward meeting critical competencies set 
forth by the curriculum. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; 
Lab, 2; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: 
OTA 260 or OTA 261. Corequisite: Enrollment in either OTA 
260 or OTA 261. 

Phlebotomy 

PBTIOO Phlebotomy Technology 

This course provides instruction in the skills needed for the 
proper collection of blood and other specimens used for 
diagnostic testing. Emphasis is on ethics, legalities, med- 
ical terminology, safety and universal precautions, health 
care delivery systems, patient relations, anatomy and physi- 
ology, and ^)ecimen collection. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate competence in the theoreti- 
cal comprehension of phlebotomy techniques. This is a 
certificate-level course. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; 
Lab, 2; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 6. Prerequisite: 
Enrollment in the Phlebotomy Technology program. 
Corequisites: PBT 101 and PSY 118. 

PBTlOl Phlebotomy Practicum 

This course provides supervised e}q)erience in the perform- 
ance of venipuncture and microcollection techniques in a 
clinical facility. Emphasis is on patient interaction and 
application of universal precautions, proper collection 
techniques, special procedures, specimen handling, and 
data man^ement. Upon completion, students should be 
able to perform safely the procedures necessary for speci- 
men collections on patients in various health care settings. 



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This is a certificate-level course. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 9; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Phlebotomy Technology 
program. Corequisites: PBT 100 and PSY 118. 

Physical Education 

PED 111 Physical Fitness I 

This course provides an individualized approach to physi- 
cal fitness utilizing the five major components. Emphasis 
is on the scientific basis for setting up and engaging in per- 
sonalized physical fimess programs. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to set up and implement an individu- 
alized physical fitness program. This course has been 



PED 120 Walking for Fitness 

This course introduces fitness through walking. Emphasis 
is on stretching, conditioning exercises, proper clothing, 
fluid needs, and injury prevention. Upon completion, stu- 
dents should be able to participate in a recreational walk- 
ing program. This course has b^n approved to satisfy the 



Agreement for transferability as apre-major and/or 
elective course requirement Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 0; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 113 Aerobics I 

This course introduces a program of cardiovascular fitness 
involving continuous, rhythmic exercise. Emphasis is on 
developing cardiovascular efficiency, strength, and flexibili- 
ty as vrell as learning safety precautions. Upon completion, 
students should be able to select and implement a rhyth- 
mic aerobic exercise program. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for ti-ansferabilify as apre-major and/or 
elective course requirement Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 0; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 114 Aerobics II 

This course provides a continuation of a program of car- 
diovascular fimess involving rhythmic exercise. Emphasis 
is on a wide variety of aerobic activities which include 
cardiovascular efficiency, strength, and flexibility. Upon 
completion, smdents should be able to participate in and 
design a rhythmic aerobic exercise routine. This course 
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: PED 113. Corequisite: None. 



ty as apre-major and/or elective course requirement. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 121 Walk, Jog, Run 

This course covers die basic concepts involved in safely and 
effectively improving cardiovascular fimess. Emphasis is on 
walking, jogging, or running as a means of achieving 
fitness. Upon completion, smdents should be able to under- 
stand and appreciate the benefits derived from these 
activities. This course has been cloved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for ti-ansferabUi- 
ty as apre-major and/or elective course requirement 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 128 Golf -Beginning 

This course emphasizes the fundamentals of golf. Topics 
include the proper grips, stance, alignment, and swings 
for the short and long game; putting; and the rules and 
etiquette of golf. Upon completion, smdents should be able 
to perform the basic golf shots and demonstrate a knowl- 
edge of the rules and the etiquette of golf. This course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for ti-ansferability as apre-major and/or 
elective course requirement. Course Hours Per Week; 
Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequbite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 130 Tennis - Beginning 

This course emphasizes the fundamentals of tennis. Topics 
include basic strokes, rules, etiquette, and court play Upon 
completion, students should be able to play recreational 
tennis. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for h'ansferabili- 
ty as apre-major and/or elective course requirement. 
Course Hour Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semeter Hours 
Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 139 Bowling - Beginning 

This course introduces die fundamentals of bowling. 
Emphasis is on ball selection, grips, stance, and delivery 
along with rules and etiquette. Upon completion, students 
should be able to participate in recreational bowling. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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PED142 Lifetime Sports 

This course is designed to give an overview of a variety of 
sports activities. Emphasis is on the skills and rules to par- 
ticipate in a variety of lifetime sports. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate an awareness of the 
importance of participating in lifetime sports activities. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class.O; Lab 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 143 Volleyball - Beginning 

This course covers the fundamentals of volleyball. 
Emphasis is on the basics of serving, passing, setting, spik- 
ing, blocking, and the rules and etiquette of volleyball. 
Upon completion, students should be able to participate in 
recreational volleyball. This course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
transferability as apre-major and/or elective course 
requirement. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; 
Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

PED 145 Basketball - Beginning 

This course covers the fundamentals of basketball. 
Emphasis is on skills development, knowledge of the rules, 
and basic game strategy. Upon completion, students should 
be able to participate in recreational basketball. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 148 Softball 

This course introduces the fundamental skills and rules of 
Softball. Emphasis is on proper techniques and strategies 
for playing softball. Upon completion, students should be 
able to participate in recreational softball. This course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for ti-ansferability as a pre-major and/or 
elective course requirement. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 162 Angling 

This course introduces the sport of angling. Emphasis is on 
fishing with the use of artificial lures. Upon completion, 
students should be able to cast and retrieve using baitcaster 
and spinning reels as well as identify the various types of 
artificial lures. Students also use fly rods and fish with live 
bait. A North Carolina fishing license is required. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement. Course Hours 



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Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 172 Outdoor Living 

This course is designed to acquaint the beginning camper 
with outdoor skills. Topics include camping techniques 
such as cooking and preserving food, safety, and setting up 
camp. Upon complefion, students should be able to set up 
camp sites in field experiences using proper procedures. 
Students also learn backpacking techniques and how to 
prepare for overnight baclq)acking trips. This course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for ti-ansferability as a pre-major and/or 
elective course requirement Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 1; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 183 Folk Dancing 

This course teaches the fundamental folk dance move- 
ments along with cultural traditions from various coun- 
tries. Emphasis is on the history and traditions of the folk 
dance as well as the movements and the dances them- 
selves. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate folk dances as well as knowledge of their ori- 
gins and cultural tradifions. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for h-ansferability as apre-major and/or 
elective course requirement. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: 
None. Corequisite: None. 

PED 186 Dancing ft)r Fitness 

This course is designed to develop movement and recre- 
ational dance skills, safety, fitness, coordination, and tech- 
niques used to teach various groups. Emphasis is on partic- 
ipation and practice with adapting dances for ages and 
ability levels. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate knowledge of fitness through social, folk, and 
square dance participation and instruction. This course 
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

Philosophy 

PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 

This course introduces fundamental issues in philosophy 
by considering the views of classical and contemporary 



philosophers. Emphasis is on knowledge and belief, 
appearance and reality, determinism and free will, faith 
and reason, and justice and inequality. Upon completion, 
students should be able to identify, analyze, and critique 
the philosophical components of an issue. This course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement 
in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: ENG 1 11. 
Corequisite: None. 

PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 

This course introduces theories about the nature and foun- 
dations of moral judgments as well as applications to con- 
temporary moral issues. Emphasis is on utilitarianism, 
rule-based ethics, existentialism, relativism versus objec- 
tivism, and egoism. Upon completion, students should be 
able to apply various ethical theories to individual moral 
issues such as euthanasia, abortion, crime and punish- 
ment, and justice. This course has been approved to satis- 
fy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in humanities/fine 
arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: ENG 111. Corequisite: None. 

Pharmacy 

PHM 110 Introduction to Pharmacy 

This course introduces phannacy practice and the techni- 
cian's role in a variety of pharmacy settings. Topics include 
medical terminology and abbreviations, drug delivery sys- 
tems, law and ethics, prescription and medication orders, 
and the health care system. Upon completion, students 
should be able to explain the role of pharmacy technicians, 
read and interpret drug orders, describe quality assurance, 
and utilize pharmacy references. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Pharmacy Technology pro- 
gram or permission of the program director Corequisites: 
PHM 111 and PHM 115. 

PHM 111 Pharmacy Practice I 

This course provides instruction in the technical proce- 
dures for preparing and dispensing drugs in the hospital 
and retail settings under supervision of a registered phar- 
macist. Topics include drug packaging and labeling, out- 
patient dispensing, hospital dispensing procedures, con- 
trolled substance procedures, inventory control, and non- 
sterile compounding. Upon completion, students should be 
able to perfomi basic supervised dispensing techniques in a 
variety of pharmacy settings. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequi- 
site: Enrollment in the Phamiacy Technology program. 
Corequisites: PHM 110 and PHM 115. 



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PHM112 Pharmacy Practice II 

This course provides continued instruction in tiie technical 
procedures for preparing and dispensing daigs in the 
hospital setting under a pharmacist's supervision. Topics 
include more detailed coverage of unit-dose dispensing, 
ward stock systems, materials management, automated 
dispensing, and quality assurance. Upon completion, 
students should be able to perform all technical aspects of 
hospital drug delivery systems. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hour Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: PHM 110, PHM 111, and PHM 115. 
Corequisite:ENGlll. 

PHM 115 Pharmacy Calculations 

This course provides an introduction to the metric, avoir- 
dupois, and apothecary systems of measurement and the 
calculations used in pharmacy practice. Topics include 
ratio and proportion, dosage determinations, percentage 
preparations, reducing and enlarging formulas, dilution 
and concentration, aliquots, specific gravity and density, 
and flow rates. Upon completion, students should be able 
to perform correctly the calculations required to prepare a 
medication order properly Course Hours Per Week; Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: 
Enrollment in the Phamiacy Technology program. 
Corequisites: PHM 110 and PHM HI or permission of the 
program director. 

PHM 118 Sterile Products 

This course provides an introduction to intravenous 
admixture preparation and other sterile products, includ- 
ing total parenteral nutrition and chemotherapy Topics 
include aseptic techniques; facihties, equipment, and sup- 
plies utilized in admixture preparation; incompatibility 
and stability; laminar flow hoods; immunizations and irri- 
gation solutions; and quality assurance. Upon completion, 
students should be able to describe and demonstrate die 
steps involved in preparing intermittent and continuous 
infusions, total parenteral nutrition, and chemotherapy 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisites: PHM 110, PHM 
111, and PHM 115. Corequisite: None. 

PHM 120 Pharmacology I 

This course introduces the study of the properties, effects, 
and therapeutic value of the primary agents in the major 
drug categories. Topics include nutritional products, blood 
modifiers, hormones, diuretics, cardiovascular agents, 
respiratory drugs, and gastrointestinal agents. Upon 
completion, students should be able to place major drugs 
into correct therapeutic categories and identify indications, 
side effects, and trade and generic names. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Pharmacy- 
Technology program or permission of the program director 
and BIO l63 or BIO l68 and BIO I69. Corequisite: None. 



Course 
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PHM 125 Pharmacology U 

This course provides a continuation of the study of the 
properties, effects, and therapeutic value of the primary 
agents in the major drug categories. Topics include auto- 
nomic and central nervous system agents, anti-inflamma- 
tory agents, and anti-infective drugs. Upon completion, 
students should be able to place major drugs into correct 
therq)eutic categories and identify indications, side effects, 
and trade and generic names. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: PHM 120, BIO I63, or BIO I68 and BIO I69. 
Corequisite: None. 

PHM 138 Pharmacy Clinical 

This course provides an opportunity to work in pharmacy 
settings under a pharmacist's supervision. Emphasis is on 
communicating effectively with personnel, developing 
proper employee attitude, and dispensing medications. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
an understanding of pharmacy operations, utilize refer- 
ences, dispense medications, prepare patient charges, and 
operate computers efficiently Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 24; Semester Hours Credit, 8. 
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Pharmacy Technology 
program, ENG 111, PHM 112, PHM 118, and PHM 120. 
Corequisites: PHM 125, PHM 140, and PSY 118. 

PHM 140 Trends in Pharmacy 

This course covers the major issues, trends, and concepts in 
contemporary pharmacy practice. Topics include profes- 
sional ethics, continuing education, job placement, and 
the latest developments in pharmacy technician practice. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a 
basic knowledge of the topics discussed. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisites: PHM 112, PHM 118, and PHM 120. 
Corequisites: Pharmacy Clinical as per program plan of 
smdy PHM 138, PHM 125, PHM 138, and PSY 118. 

Physical Science 

PHS 121 Applied Physical Science I 

This course introduces the general principles of physics and 
chemistry. Topics include measurement, motion, Newton's 
laws of motion, momentum, energy, work, power, heat, 
thermodynamics, waves, sound, light, electricity, magnet- 
ism, and chemical principles. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the 
physical environment and be able to apply the scientific 
principles to observations experienced. This course includes 



concepts of chemistry and physics that apply to dental 
materials; laboratory work reinforces the principles dis- 
cussed in lecture. This course has been approved to satisfy 
the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transfer- 
ability as apre-major and/or elective course require- 
ment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hour Credit, 4. Prerequisites: MAT 060 and RED 080 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

Pliysics 

Initial student placement in developmental courses is 
based on the college's placement testing policies and 
procedures. Students should begin developmental 
course work at the appropriate level indicated by the 
college's placement test. 

PHY 121 Applied Physics I 

This algebra-based course introduces fundamental physi- 
cal concepts as applied to industrial and service technology 
fields. Topics include systems of units, problem-solving 
methods, graphical analyses, vectors, motion, forces, 
Newton's laws of motion, work, energy, power, momentum, 
and properties of matter. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles 
studied as applied in industrial and service fields. 
Laboratory experiments and computer-based exercises 
enhance and consolidate the basic principles of physics as 
used in the industrial and service fields. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: MAT O6O and RED 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

PHY 131 Physics - Mechanics 

This algebra/trigonometry-based couree introduces funda- 
mental physical concepts as applied to engineering tech- 
nology fields. Topics include systems of units, problem- 
solving methods, graphical analyses, vectors, motion, 
forces, Newton's laws of motion, work, energy, power, 
momentum, and properties of matter Upon completion, 
students should be able to apply the principles studied to 
applications in engineering technology fields. Laboratory 
experiments and computer-based tutorials consohdate the 
basic principles of physics that are used in the engineering 
field. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4 Prerequisites: RED 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test and MAT 121. Corequisite: None. 

PHY 151 College Physics 1 

This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathe- 
matical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that 
describe the physical world. Topics include units and meas- 
urement, vectors, hnear kinematics and dynamics, energy, 
power, momentum, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to demonstrate an under- 
standing of the principles involved and display analytical 
problem-solving ability for the topics covered. Laboratory 



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experiments, along with some computer-based labs and 
tutorials, consolidate the basic principles discussed in lec- 
tures. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general 
education core requirement in natural sciences/mathe- 
matics. Course Hour Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Preiiequisites: RED 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test and MAT 172. Corequisite: None. 

PHY 152 College Physics 11 

This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathe- 
matical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that 
describe the physical world. Topics include electrostatic 
forces, electric fields, electric potentials, direct-current cir- 
cuits, magnetostatic forces, magnetic fields, electromapet- 
ic induction, alternating-current circuits, and light. Upon 
completion, smdents should be able to demonstrate an 
understanding of the principles involved and display 
analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. 
Laboratory experiments, along with some computer-based 
labs and tutorials, consolidate the basic principles 
discussed in lectures. Tl)is course has been approved to 
satisfy' the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
the general education core requirement in natural 
sciences/mathematics. Course Hour Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 2, Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: PHY 151. 
Corequisite: None. 

PHY 251 General Physics / 

This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to 
introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the phys- 
ical world. Topics include units and measurement, vector 
operations, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, 
momentum, rotational mechanics, periodic motion, fluid 
mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be 
able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles 
involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for 
the topics covered. Laboratory experiments, some of which 
are computer-based, and computer-based tutoriak enhance 
and consolidate the basic principles discussed in the theo- 
retical section of the course. Tte course has been 
a))proved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement 
in natural sciences/mathematics. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement 
test and MAT 271. Corequisite: MAT 272. 

PHY 252 General Physics H 

This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to 
introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the phys- 
ical world. Topics include electrostatic forces, electric fields, 
electric potentials, direct-current circuits, magnetostatic 
forces, magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alter- 
nating-current circuits, and light. Upon completion, stu- 
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the principles involved and display analytical problem- 
solving ability for the topics covered. Laboratory experi- 
ments, some of which are computer-based, and computer- 
based tutorials enhance and consolidate the basic princi- 
ples discussed in the theoretical section of the course. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Course 
Hours Per Week; Class, 3; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisites: MAT 272 and PHY 251. Corequisite: None. 

Plumbing 

PLU 111 Intro to Basic Plumbing 

This course introduces basic plumbing tools, materials, 
and fixtures. Topics include standard tools, materials, and 
fixtures used in basic plumbing systems and other related 
topics. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate an understanding of a basic plumbing system. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3; Semester Hours 
Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

Political Science 

POL 120 American Government 

This course is a study of the origins, development, struc- 
mre, and functions of American national government. 
Topics include the constitutional framework; federalism; 
the three branches of government, including the bureau- 
cracy; civil rights and liberties; political participation and 
behavior; and policy formation. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the 
basic concepts and participatory processes of the American 
political system. Basic concepts of state and local govern- 
ment and their relationships with the federal government 
are also examined. This course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprelxnsive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in social/behav- 
ioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 
090 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: 
None. 

POL 220 International Relations 

This course is a study of the effects of ideologies, trade, 
armaments, and alliances on relations among nation- 
states. Emphasis is on regional and global cooperation and 
conflict, economic development, trade, non-governmental 
organizations, and intemational instimtions such as the 
World Court and United Nations. Upon completion, stu- 



dents should be able to identify and discuss major intema- 
tional relationships, institutions, and problems. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

Portuguese 

PORlll Elementary Portuguese I 

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the 
Portuguese language within a culmral context. Emphasis 
is on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, 
and writing skills. Upon completion, smdents should be 
able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accu- 
racy to spoken and written Portuguese and demonstrate 
cultural awareness. This course has been (^proved to sat- 
isfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general 
education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: POR 181. 

P0R112 Elementary Portuguese II 

This continuation of POR 1 1 1 focuses on the fundamental 
elements of the Portuguese language within a cultural 
context. Emphasis is on the progressive development of lis- 
tening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon comple- 
tion, smdents should be able to comprehend and respond 
with increasing proficiency to spoken and written 
Portuguese and demonstrate further culmral awareness. 
This course has been c^proved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general educa- 
tion core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisites: POR 1 11 and ENG 080 and RED 080 or satis- 
factory score on placement test. Corequisite: POR 182. 

POR 181 Portuguese Lab 1 

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition 
of the fundamental elements of the Portuguese language. 
Emphasis is on the progressive development of basic listen- 
ing, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use 
of various supplementary learning media and materials. 
Upon completion, smdents should be able to comprehend 
and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and 
written Portuguese and demonstrate cultural awareness. 
This course has been approved to satisfy the 



tion core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: POR HI. 



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P0R182 Portuguese Lab 2 

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition 
of the fundamental elements of the Portuguese language. 
Emphasis is on the progressive development of basic listen- 
ing, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use 
of various supplementary learning media and materials. 
Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend 
and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and 
written Portuguese and demonstrate cultural awareness. 
This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general educa- 
tion core requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: POR 181. Corequisite: POR 112. 

POR 211 Intermediate Portuguese I 

This course provides a review and expansion of the essen- 
tial skills of the Portuguese language. Emphasis is on the 
study of authentic and representative literary and cultural 
texts. Upon completion, students should be able to com- 
municate effectively, accurately, and creatively about the 
past, present, and future. This course has been (^)proved 
to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 
general education core requirement in humanities/fine 
arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or 
satisfactory score on placement test and POR 112. 
Corequisite: ENG 090 or satisfactory score on placement 



Psychology 

PSYllO Life Span Development 

This course provides an introduction to the study of 
human growth and development. Emphasis is on the phys- 
ical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of development 
from conception to death. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate knowledge of development 
across the life span and apply this knowledge to their ^- 
cific field of study. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 
080 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: 
None. 

PSY118 Interpersond Psychology 

This course introduces the principles of psychology as they 
relate to pereonal and professional development Emphasis 
is on personality traits, communication and leadership 
styles, effective problem solving, and cultural diversity as 
they apply to personal and work environments. Upon com- 
pletion, students should be able to demonstrate an under- 
standing of these principles of psychology as they apply to 
personal and professional development. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: None. 



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PSY150 General Psychology 

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of 
human behavior Topics include history, methodology, 
biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, 
cognition, abnonnal behavior, personality theory, social 
psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge 
of the science of psychology. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement 
in social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites; 
ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score on placement 
test. Corequisite: None. 

PSY237 Social Psychology 

This course introduces the study of individual behavior 
vrithin social contexts. Topics include affiliation, attitude 
formation and change, conformity, altruism, aggression, 
attribution, interpersonal attraction, and group behavior 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
an understanding of the basic principles of social influ- 
ences on behavior. Emphasis is on the application of 
principles as they relate to contemporary social issues. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: PSY 150 or SOC 210. Corequisite: None. 

PSY241 Developmental Psychology 

This course is a study of human growth and development. 
Emphasis is on major theories and perspectives as they 
relate to the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial aspects of 
development from conception to death. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of devel- 
opment across the life span. Course work includes projects 
which emphasize research. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement 
in social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: PSY 
150. Corequisite: None. 

PSY 263 Educational Psychology 

This course examines the application of psychological the- 
ories and principles to the educational process and setting. 
Topics include learning and cognitive theories, achieve- 
ment motivation, teaching and learning styles, teacher and 



learner roles, assessment, and developmental issues. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate an 
understanding of the application of psychological theory 
to educational practice, Ihis course has been approved to 
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
transferabilily asapre-major and/or elective course 
requirement. Course work includes projects. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite; PSY 150. Corequisite; None. 

PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 

This course provides an examination of the various psy- 
chological disorders as well as theoretical, clinical, and 
experimental perspectives of the study of psychopathology. 
Emphasis is on terminology, classification, etiology, assess- 
ment, and treatment of the major disorders. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to distinguish between nor- 
mal and abnormal behavior patterns as well as demon- 
strate knowledge of etiology, symptoms, and therapeutic 
techniques. Course work includes projects. Tl)is course has 
been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for the general education core requirement 
in social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours Per Week; 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite; PSY 
150. Corequisite; None. 

Respiratory Therapy 

RCP no Introduction to Respiratory Care 

This course introduces the respiratory care profession. 
Topics include the role of the respiratory care practitioner, 
medical gas administration, basic patient assessment, 
infection control, and medical terminology. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in 
concepts and procedures through written and laboratory 
evaluations. Introductory concepts in respiratory anatomy 
and physiology are covered. Course Hours Per Week; Class, 
3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite; 
Enrollment in the Respiratory Therapy program. 
Corequisite; RCP 132. 

RCP 111 Therapeutics/Diagnostics 

This course is a continuation of RCP 1 10. Emphasis is on 
entry-level therapeutic and diagnostic procedures used in 
respiratory care. Upon completion, students should be able 
to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures 
through written and laboratory evaluations. Concepts in 
respiratory pharmacology are covered. Course Hours Per 
Week; Class, 4; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 5. 
Prerequisite; RCP 110. Corequisite; RCP 145. 

RCP 112 Patient Management 

This course provides entry-level skills in adult and pediatric 
mechanical ventilation as well as respiratory care proce- 
dures in traditional and alternative settings. Emphasis is 
on therapeutic modalities and physiological effects of 
cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, home care, mechanical 



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ventilation, and monitoring. Upon completion, students 
should be able to demonstrate competence in concepts and 
procedures through written and laboratory evaluations. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: RCP HI. 
Corequisite: RCP 155. 

RCP 115 C-P Pathophysiology 

This course introduces the etiology, pathogenesis, and 
physiology of cardiopulmonary diseases and disorders. 
Emphasis is on clinical signs and symptoms along with 
diagnoses, complications, prognoses, and management. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
competence in these concepts through written evaluations. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0; Chnical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisites: BIO 168 and BIO 
169. Corequisite: None. 

RCP 132 RCP Clinical Practice I 

This course provides entry-level clinical experience. 
Emphasis is on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. 
Upon completion, smdents should be able to demonstrate 
clinical competence in required performance evaluations. 
Topics include basic Cardiac Life Support, Universal 
Precautions, patient assessment techniques, oxygen, 
humidity, and aerosol delivery device. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 2. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Respiratory Therapy pro- 
gram. Corequisite: RCP 110. 

RCP 143 RCP Clinical Practice II 

This course provides entry-level clinical experience. 
Emphasis is on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
clinical competence in required performance evaluations. 
Medicated aerosol administration, pulmonary clearance 
mechanisms, and artificial airway maintenance are 
emphasized. Course Hours Per Week Class, 0; Lab, 0; 
Clinical, 15; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisites: RCP 
110 and RCP 132. Corequisite: RCP 111. 

RCP 155 RCP Clinical Practice III 

This course provides entry-level clinical experience. 
Emphasis is on therapeutic and diagnostic patient care. 
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate 
clinical competence in required performance evaluations. 
Equipment and techniques for intemiittent, noninvasive, 
and invasive mechanical ventilation are introduced. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 15; 
Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisites: RCP 1 1 1 and RCP 
145. Corequisite: RCP 112. 

RCP 210 Critical Care Concepts 

This course provides further refinement of acute patient 
care and underlying pathophysiology. Topics include a 
continuation in the study of mechanical ventilation, 



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underlying pathophysiology, and introduction of critical 
care monitoring. Upon completion, students should be able 
to demonstrate competence in concepts and procedures 
through written and laboratory evaluations. This course 
also covers knowledge and skills the student must have to 
provide respiratory care for neonatal and pediatric patients. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: Successful comple- 
tion of three semesters of the Respiratory Therapy program. 
Corequisite: RCP 235. 

RCP 211 Advanced Monitoring/Procedures 

This course includes advanced information gathering and 
decision-making for the respiratory care professional. 
Topics include advanced cardiac monitoring and special 
procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to 
evaluate, design, and recommend appropriate care plans 
through written and laboratory evaluations. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 4. Prerequisite: RCP 210. Corequisite: RCP 245. 

RCP 215 Career Prep - Advanced Level 

This course provides preparation for employment and for 
the advanced-level practitioner credentialing exam. 
Emphasis is on review of the NBRC Advanced-Level 
Practitioner Exam as well as on supervision and manage- 
ment. Upon completion, students should be able to com- 
plete successfully the appropriate self-assessment examina- 
tions and meet the requirements for employment. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3; Clinical, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: Enrollment in die Respiratory 
Therapy program. Corequisite: None. 

RCP 235 RCP Clinical Practice IV 

This course provides advanced practitioner clinical experi- 
ence. Emphasis is on therapeutic and diagnostic patient 
care. Upon completion, students should be able to demon- 
strate clinical competence in required performance evalua- 
tions. Advanced concepts in adult mechanical ventilation 
as well as equipment and techniques for pediatric and 
neonatal mechanical ventilation are introduced. Course 
Hours Per Week- Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 15; Semester 
Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisites: RCP 112 and RCP 155. 
Corequisite: RCP 210. 

RCP 245 RCP Clinical Practice V 

This course provides advanced practitioner chnical experi- 
ence. Emphasis is on therqMutic and diagnostic patient 
care. Upon completion, students should be able to demon- 



strate clinical competence in required perfomiance 
evaluations. Adult, pediatric, and neonatal critical care 
e)q)eriences are continued; and invasive and noninvasive 
monitoring devices are discussed. Course Hours Per Week; 
Class, 0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 15; Semester Hours Credit, 5. 
Prerequisites: RCP 210 and RCP 235. Corequisite: RCP 211. 

Reading 

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course work at the appropriate level indicated by the 
college's placement test 

RED 070 Essential Reading SkiUs 

This course is designed to strengthen reading skills. 
Emphasis is on basic word attack skills, vocabulary, transi- 
tional words, paragraph organization, basic comprehen- 
sion skills, and learning strategies. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate competence in the 
skills required for RED 080. Emphasis is also on demon- 
strating successful academic skills and using current mate- 
rials such as a newspaper. This course does not satisfy the 
developmental reading prerequisite for ENG HI. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Crdit, 4. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 

RED 080 Introduction to College Reading 

This course introduces effective reading and inferential 
thinking skills in preparation for RED 090. Emphasis is on 
vocabulary, comprehension, and reading strategies. Upon 
completion, students should be able to determine main 
ideas and supporting details, recognize basic patterns of 
organization, draw conclusions, and understand vocabu- 
lary in context. Emphasis is also on demonstrating 
successful academic behaviors and using diverse materials 
such as periodicals. This course does not satisfy the devel- 
opmental reading prerequisite for ENG 111. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: RED 070 or satisfactory score on placement 
test. Corequisite: None. 

RED 090 Improved College Reading 

This course is designed to improve reading and critical 
thinking skills. Topics include vocabulary enhancement; 
extracting implied meaning; analyzing author's purpose, 
tone, and style; and drawing conclusions and responding 
to written material. Upon completion, students should be 
able to comprehend and analyze college-level reading 
material. Some sections may specialize in disciphne-specif- 
ic reading and xademic success skills. This course satisfies 
the developmental reading prerequisite for ENG 1 1 1 ; the 
developmental English prerequisite for ENG 1 1 1 must also 
be met. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2; Semester 
Hours Credit, 4. Prerequisite: RED 080 or satisfactory score 
on placement test Corequisite: None. 



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Religion 

RELllO World Religions 

This course introduces tiie world's major religious tradi- 
tions. Topics include Primal religions, Hinduism, 
Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to identify the origins, history, 
beliefs, and practices of the religions studied. Major topics 
include the role of women in the various religions, the 
relationship between religion and science, and the involve- 
ment of religion in world peace and in preservation of the 
environment. This course has been approved to satisfy 
the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the gener- 
al education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

REL 211 Introduction to Old Testament 

This course is a survey of the literature of the Hebrews with 
readings from the law, prophets, and other writings. 
Emphasis is on the use of literary, historical, archeological, 
and cultural analysis. Upon completion, students should be 
able to use the tools of critical analysis to read and under- 
stand Old Testament literature. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement general education core requirement in 
humanities/fine arts Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; 
Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 090 
and RED 090, or satisfactory score on placement test. 
Corequisite: None. 

Sociology 

SOC210 Introduction to Sociology 

This course introduces the scientific study of human socie- 
ty, culture, and social interactions. Topics include social- 
ization, research methods, diversity and inequality, cooper- 
ation and conflict, social change, social institutions, and 
organizations. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate knowledge of sociological concepts as they 
apply to the interplay among individuals, groups, and 
societies. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general 
education core requirement in social/behavioral sci- 
ences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 

This course covers the institution of the family and other 
intimate relationships. Emphasis is on mate selection, gen- 
der roles, sexuality, communication, power and conflict, 
parenthood, diverse lifestyles, divorce and remarriage, and 
economic issues. Upon completion, students should be able 
to analyze the family as a social institution and the social 
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course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090, or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

SOC 215 Group Processes 

This course introduces group processes and dynamics. 
Emphasis is on small group experiences, roles and rela- 
tionships within groups, communication, cooperation and 
conflict resolution, and managing diversity within and 
among groups. Upon completion, students should be able 
to demonstrate the knowledge and skills essential to ana- 
lyze group interaction and to work effectively in a group 
context. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferabili- 
ty as apre-major and/or elective course requirement. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

SOC 220 Social Problems 

This course provides an in-depth study of current social 
problems. Emphasis is on causes, consequences, and possi- 
ble solutions to problems associated widi families, schools, 
worlq)laces, communities, and the environment. Upon 
completion, students should be able to recognize, define, 
analyze, and propose solutions to these problems. This 
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in social/behavioral sciences. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or satisfactory score 
on placement test. Corequisite: None. 

SOC 225 Social Diversity 

This course provides a comparison of diverse roles, inter- 
ests, opportunities, contributions, and experiences in social 
life. Topics include race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orienta- 
tion, class, and religion. Upon completion, smdents should 
be able to analyze how cultural and ethnic differences 
evolve and how they affect personality development, values, 
and tolerance. This course has been approved to satisfy 
the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the gener- 
al education core requirement in social/behavioral 
sciences. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: None. 



Spanish 

SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the 
Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is 
on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, 
and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be 
able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accu- 
racy to spoken and written Spanish as well as demonstrate 
cultural awareness. This course must be taken with die 
accompanying lab. This course has been approved to sat- 
isfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in humanities/fine 
arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisites: SPA 181 
and ENG 090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 

This course is a continuation of SPA 1 1 1 and focuses on 
the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within 
a cultural context. Emphasis is on the progressive develop- 
ment of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. 
Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend 
and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and 
written Spanish and should be able to demonstrate hrrther 
cultural awareness. This course must be taken with the 
accompanying lab. This course has been approved to sat- 
isfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the 
general education core requirement in humanities/fine 
arts. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester 
Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or 
satisfactory score on placement test and SPA 1 1 1. 
Corequisites: SPA 182 and ENG 090 or satisfactory score on 
placement test. 

SPA 120 Spanish for the Workplace 

This course offers applied Spanish for the workplace to facil- 
itate basic communication with people whose native lan- 
guage is Spanish. Emphasis is on oral communication and 
career-specific vocabulary that targets health, business, 
and/or public service professions. Upon completion, students 
should be able to communicate at a functional level with 
native speakers and demonstrate cultural sensitivity. Strong 
emphasis will be on the knowledge and understanding of 
the Hispanic culture. Course Hours Per Week; Class, 3; Lab, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 
080 or satisfactory score on placement test. Corequisite: ENG 
090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

SPA 161 Cultural Immersion 

This course explores Hispanic culture through intensive 
study taking place on campus and during a field e)q)eri- 
ence in a host country or area. Topics include an overview 
of linguistic, historical, geographical, sociopolitical, eco- 
nomic, and/or artistic concerns of the area visited. Upon 



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completion, students should be able to exhibit first-hand 
knowledge of issues pertinent to the host area and demon- 
strate understanding of cultural differences. This course 
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for transferability as apre- 
major and/or elective course requirement. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisite: SPA 111. Corequisite: None. 

SPA 181 Spanish Labi 

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition 
of the fundamental elements of the Spanish language. 
Emphasis is on the progressive development of basic listen- 
ing, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use 
of various supplementary learning media and materials. 
Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend 
and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and 
written Spanish as well as demonstrate cultural awareness. 
This course has been approved to satisfy the Compre- 
hensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a 
pre-major and/or elective course requirement Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: SPA 111. 

SPA 182 Spanish Lab 2 

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition 
of the fundamental elements of the Spanish language. 
Emphasis is on the progressive development of basic listen- 
ing, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use 
of various supplementary leaming media and materials. 
Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend 
and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and 
written Spanish as well as demonstrate cultural awareness. 
Tins course has been approved to satisfy the Compre- 
hensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a 
pre-major and/or elective course requirement. Course 
Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2; Semester Hours Credit, 1. 
Prerequisite: SPA 181. Corequisite: SPA 112. 

SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I 

This course provides a review and expansion of the essen- 
tial skills of the Spanish language. Emphasis is on the 
study of authentic and representative literary and cultural 
texts. Upon completion, smdents should be able to com- 
municate effectively, accurately, and creatively about the 
past, present, and future. Listening comprehension is rein- 
forced with audiotapes outside the classroom. This course 
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive 
Articulation Agreement for the general education core 
requirement in humanities/fine arts. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. 
Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory score 
on placement test and SPA 1 12. Corequisite: ENG 090 or 
satisfactory score on placement test. 



Course 
Descriptions 



SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish n 

This course provides a continuation of SPA 211. Emphasis 
is on the continuing study of authentic and representative 
literary and cultural texts. Upon completion, students 
should be able to communicate spontaneously and accu- 
rately with increasing complexity and sophistication. 
Listening comprehension is reinforced with audiotapes out- 
side of class. This course has been approved to satisfy the 
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general 
education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfac- 
tory score on placement test and SPA 21 1. Corequisite: ENG 
090 or satisfactory score on placement test. 

SPA 221 Spanish Conversation 

This course provides an opportunity for intensive communi- 
cation in spoken Spanish. Emphasis is on vocabulary acqui- 
sition and interactive communication through the discus- 
sion of media materials and authentic texts. Upon comple- 
tion, students should be able to discuss selected topics, 
express ideas and opinions clearly, and engage in formal 
and informal conversations. This course has been approved 
to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for 
transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course 
requirement Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 
080 or satisfactory score on placement test and SPA 212 or 
pemiission of program director Corequisite: ENG 090 or sat- 
isfactory score on placement test. 

SPA 231 Reading and Composition 

This course provides an opportunity for intensive reading 
and composition in Spanish. Emphasis is on the use of lit- 
erary and cultural materials to enhance and expand read- 
ing and writing skills. Upon completion, students should 
be able to demonstrate in writing an in-depth understand- 
ing of assigned readings. Medical tenninology will be 
introduced through the analysis of appropriate health and 
human service related readings. This course has been 
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation 
Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or 
elective course requirement. Course Hours Per Week: 
Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisite: ENG 
090 or satisfactory score on placement test and SPA 212 or 
permission of the program director Corequisite: None. 



Spanish Interpreter 

SPl 113 Introduction to Spanish 
Interpreting 

This course introduces the field of inteipreting, interpreta- 
tion models, cognitive processes associated with interpreta- 
tion, professional ethical standards, employment opportu- 
nities, and working conditions. Topics include specialized 
jargon, code of ethics, interpreter assessments/qualifica- 
tions, and protocol associated with various settings. Upon 
completion, students should be able to explain the 
rationale for placement of interpreters and apply edoical 
standards to a variety of working situations. Course Hours 
Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3- 
Prerequisites: ENG O90 or satisfactory score on placement 
test and SPI 214 or permission of the program director. 
Corequisite: None. 

SPI 114 Analytical Skills Spanish 
Interpreting 

This course is designed to improve cognitive processes asso- 
ciated with interpreting, listening, short-term memory, 
semantic equivalence, visual/auditory processing, thought 
organization, and logic. Emphasis is on developing skills 
necessary to generate equivalent messages between Spanish 
and English. Upon completion, students should be able to 
consecutively interpret non-technical, interactive messages 
between Spanish and English. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG 090 
or satisfactory score on placement test and SPI 1 13 or 
permission of the program director. Corequisite: None. 

SPI 213 Review of Grammar 

This course is designed to review the common elements of 
Spanish grammar in oral and written form. Emphasis is 
on the fundamental grammatical concepts of the Spanish 
language. Upon completion, students should be able to 
demonstrate compreiiension and correct usage of specified 
grammatical concepts in both oral and written form. 
Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Semester Hours 
Credit, 3- Prerequisites: ENG 090 or satisfactory score on 
placement test and SPA 212 or permission of the program 
director. Corequisite: None. 

SPI 214 Introduction to Translation 

This course is designed to improve the quality of Spanish 
to English and English to Spanish translation. Emphasis 
is on the practice of translating Spanish to English and 
English to Spanish in a variety of prose styles. Upon 
completion, students should be able to demonstrate usage 
and understanding of the processes involved in translating. 
Additionally, students will be introduced to sight transla- 
tion, the oral interpretation of a written text from one 
language to another Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 
0; Semester Hours Credit, 3. Prerequisites: ENG O9O or 
satisfactory score on placement test and SPA 213 or 
permission of the program director Corequisite: None. 



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Surgical Technology 

SUR 110 Introduction to Surgical 



This course provides a comprehensive study of the operative 
environment; professional roles; moral, legal, ethical 
responsibilities; and medical communications used in 
surgical technology. Topics include historical development; 
professional behaviors; medical terminology; interdepart- 
mental, peer, and patient relationships; operating room 
environment and safety; pharmacology; anesthesiology; 
incision sites; and physiology of wound healing. Upon 
completion, students should be able to apply theoretical 
knowledge of the couree topics to the operative environ- 
ment. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 0; 
Semester Hours Credit, 3- Prerequisite: Enrollment in the 
Surgical Technology program. Corequisite: SUR 111. 

SUR 111 Perioperative Patient Care 

This course provides theoretical knowledge for the applica- 
tion of essential operative skills during the perioperative 
phase. Topics include surgical asepsis, sterilization and dis- 
infection, and perioperative patient care. Upon completion, 
students should be able to demonstrate the principles and 
practices of aseptic technique, sterile attire, basic care 
preparation, and other relevant skills. Course Hours Per 
Week: Class, 5; Lab, 6; Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 7. 
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Surgical Technology pro- 
gram. Corequisite: SUR 110. 

SUR 122 Surgical Procedures I 

This course introduces a comprehensive study of proce- 
dures in the following specialties: general gastrointestinal, 
obstetrical/gynecology, urology, otorhinolaryngology, and 
plastics/reconstructive. Emphasis is on related surgical 
anatomy padiology, and procedures to enhance theoretical 
knowledge of patient care, instrumentation, supplies, and 
equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to 
correlate, integrate, and apply theoretical knowledge of the 
course topics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 3; 
Chnical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 6. Prerequisites: SUR 
110 and SUR 111. Corequisite: SUR 123. 

SUR 123 Surgical Clinical Practice I 

This course provides clinical experience with a variety of 
perioperative assignments to build upon skills learned in 
SUR HI. Emphasis is on the scrub and circulating roles of 
the surgical technologist, including aseptic technique and 
basic case preparation for selected surgical procedures. 
Upon completion, students should be able to prepare, assist 
with, and dismantle basic surgical cases in both the scrub 
and circulating roles. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 
0; Clinical, 21; Semester Hours Credit, 7. Prerequisites: SUR 
110 and SUR 111. Corequisite: SUR 122. 



Course 
Descriptions 



SUR 134 Surgical Procedures II 

This course introduces orthopedic, neurosurgical, peripher- 
al vascular, thoracic, cardiovascular, and ophthalmology 
surgical specialties. Emphasis is on related surgical anato- 
my pathology, and procedures thereby enhancing theoreti- 
cal knowledge of patient care, instrumentation, supplies, 
and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able 
to correlate, integrate, and apply theoretical knowledge of 
the course topics. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0; 
Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 5. Prerequisite: SUR 
123. Corequisites: SUR 135 and SUR 137. 

SUR 135 Surgical Clinical Practice II 

This course provides clinical experience with a variety of 
perioperative assignments to build skills required for 
complex perioperative patient care. Emphasis is on greater 
technical skills, critical thinking, speed, efficiency, and 
autonomy in the operative setting. Upon completion, 
students should be able to function in the role of an entry- 
level surgical technologist. Course Hours Per Week: Class, 
0; Lab, 0; Clinical, 12; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: SUR 123. Corequisites: SUR 134 and SUR 137. 

SUR 137 Professional Success Preparation 

This course provides job-seeking skills and an overview of 
theoretical knowledge in preparation for certification. 
Topics include test-taking strategies, resume preparation, 
and interviewing techniques. Upon completion, students 
should be able to prepare a resume, demonstrate appropri- 
ate interview techniques, and identify strengths and weak- 
nesses in preparation for certification. Class, 1; Lab, 0; 
Clinical, 0; Semester Hours Credit, 1. Prerequisite: SUR 
123. Corequisites: SUR 134 and SUR 135. 



Welding 

WW 112 Basic Welding Processes 

This course introduces basic welding and cutting. Emphasis 
is on beads applied with gases, mild steel filler, and elec- 
trodes and the capillary action of solder Upon completion, 
students should be able to set up welding and oxy-fuel 
equipment and perfonn welding, brazing, and soldering 
processes. Couise Hours Per Week: Class, 1, Lab, 3; 
Semater Hours Credit, 2. Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: 
None. 

WW 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Pkte 

This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc 
welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and 
fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of 
GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon 
completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds 
on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, 
horizontal, and overhead positions. Course Houre Per 
Week: Class, 2; Lab, 6; Semester Hours Credit, 4. 
Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None. 



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Board of Trustees 



Appointed by the Governor 
Mrs. Anne C. Barnes 
Mr. C. Darrell DeLoatche 
Mr. Byron K. Hawkins 
Mrs. Susan Griffin 

Appointed by the County Commissioners 

Mr. Jesse B. Anglin, Vice Chair 

Mr Lee Johnson, Jr 

Mrs. Louise W. McCutcheon 

Appointed by the Durham Public Schools Board 

MrJamesI.Bolden 

Mrs. Wanda J. Garrett, Esq. 

Mr Dennis B. Nicholson, AL\ 

Dr Mary Ann Peter, Chair 

Student Trustee 
Ms. Carol Bailey 



Administrative Staff 

Phail Wynn, Jr, BA, M.Ed., M.BA, Ed.D. 
President 

Angela G. Chiles, AA.S. 

Executive Secretary/Administrative Assistant 

Barbara A. Baker, AA, B.A., M.S.L.S. 
Vice President, Student Support Services/Dean, 
Student Services 

Karen W. Bowen, Ed.D. 

Director, Institutional Research & Planning, Evaluation 
& Research Services 

Dorothy Brower Brokaw, B.A. 
Assistant to the President/Resource Development 
Officer/Affinriative Action Officer 

Cynthia D. Carter, B.S., M.B.A. 

Business Manager; Chief Financial Officer 

Jamie Glass, M.A. 

Dean, Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs 

Patricia Hemingway Smith, BA, MA 
Director, Human Resources 

William G. Ingram, BA, M.S., Ed.D. 

Senior Vice President/Chief Instructional Officer 

Maiy "Lou" Rollins, B.S., MA 

Executive Assistant to die President/Executive Director, 

Durham Technical Community College Foundation, 

Inc/Director, Resource Development 

Pamela G. Senegal, BA, MA 

Associate Dean, Corporate Education; Continuing 
Education & Off-Campus Programs/Assistant to the 
President for Hispanic Community Outreach 

Wanda S. Winslow, BA., BA, MA 
Vice President, Institutional Support Services/Executive 
Director, Marketing & Communications 



Trustees & 
College Personnel 



Instructional Department Heads & 
Program Directors 

Karin M. Abell, MA. 

Program Director, English as a Second Language; 
Adult Education & Basic Skills 

Joseph H. Armstrong, AS., AAS., B.S. 
Program Director/Instructor, Industrial Systems 

Technology; Industrial and Engineering 

Technologies 
Helen C. Ayres, B.S.N., M.S.N., M.BA, R.N., Ed.D. 
Program Director/Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing; 

Health Technologies 
Kenneth R. Berger, M.S. 
Program Director, Continuing Education; Continuing 

Education & Off-Campus Programs 

Clinton L. Briggs, B.S. 

Program Director, Fire Service, Public Safety Service; 

Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs 
IleneL.Britt,BA,MA 
Program Director/Instructor, Early Childhood Associate; 

Business & Public Service Technologies 

Joan E Brown, B.S., M.Ed. 

Program Director/Instructor, Office Systems Technology; 
Infomiation Systems Technologies 

HanyTBulbrook,B.S. 

Program Director/Instructor, Networking Technologies; 
Infomiation Systems Technologies 

Susan L. Cheng, B.S., M.S. 

Program Director/Instructor, Occupational Therapy 

Assistant; Health Technologies 
Richard 0. Clayton, A.A.S. 
Program Director/Instructor, Basic Law Enforcement 

Training; Business & Public Service Technologies 

Patrick G. Coin, B.S., Ph.D. 

Program Director/Instructor, Environment, Health, & 

Safety Technology; Business & Public Service 

Technologies 
Tracy M. Constantine, MA, M.TS. 
Discipline Chair/Instmctor, English; Arts, Sciences, & 

University Transfer 

Michael M. Conley, B.S. 

Program Director, Corrections Education; Continuing 

Education & Off-Campus Programs 
Gordon F Copeland, AAS., B.S., M.Ed. 
Associate Dean, Public Safety Services; Program 

Director, New & Expanding Industry & Focused 

Industrial Training; Continuing Education & 

Off-Campus Programs 



Jorge D. Cortese, B.A., M.S., Ph.D. 

Discipline Chair/Instructor, Biology; Arts, Sciences, & 

University Transfer 
John N. Crutchfield, B.S. 
Program Director/Instructor, Electrical/Electronics 

Technology; Industrial & Engineering Technologies 
Man;iaH.Daniell,BA,MA 
Director, Curriculum Development/Instructor, English; 

Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 

Wayne E. Durkee, BA, M.A. 

Associate Dean & Department Head, Business & Public 

Service Technologies 
Michael P Dymes, EMT-P, NREMT 
Program Director, Emergency Medical Services; 

Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs 
RandallJ.Egsegian,B.S.,M.Ed. 
Program Director/Instructor, Fire Protection 

Technology/Emergency Management Technology; 

Program Coordinator, Animal Care & Management; 

Business & Public Service Technologies 

Maria Fraser-Molina, B.A., M.A.T, Ph.D. 

Dean & Department Head; Arts, Sciences, & University 



Pamela R.Gladson, B.S. 

Program Director, Corporate/Computer-Based Training; 
Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs 

Constanza Gomez-Joines, MA, Ph.D. 
Discipline Chair/Instructor, Spanish & French; Arts, 
Sciences, & University Transfer 

Thomas E. Gould, BA, MA, Ph.D. 
Assistant Dean, University Transfer/Instructor, English; 
Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 

Mary Anne F Grabarek, BA, MAT. 

Executive Dean, Instructional Services/Director, Center 

for Teaching & Learning 
Joe Anne Griffith, B.S.,R.Ph. 
Program Director/Instructor, Phamiacy Technology; 

Health Technologies 

William H. Gulley, B.S. 

Program Director, Small Business Center; Continuing 
Education & Off-Campus Programs 

Cynthia S. Hardin, M.Ed., B.S.N., R.N. 
Program Director, Nursing Assistant/Nurse Aide; 
Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs 

Kimberly N. Harris, BA, M.BA 
Program Director/Instructor, Business Administration; 
Business & Public Service Technologies 

Mathie L Henderson, C.RE., B.S., M.Ed. 
Program Director/Instructor, Health Infomiation 

Technology; Infomiation Systems Technologies 
Tammy H. Holden, Surgical Technology Diploma, C.S.T 
Program Director/Instructor, Surgical Technology; 

Health Technologies 
Sue E. Jackson, B.A., MA. 

Associate Dean, Continuing Education & Off-Campus 
Programs 



Christine Kelly Kleese, B.S„ M.A.T., Ed.D. 

Associate Dean & Department Head, Developmental 
Studies; Center Director/Instructor, Campus 
Learning Center; Student Support Services 

Micara C. Lewis, B.A. 

Interim Program Director/Instructor; Teacher Associate; 
Business & Public Service Technologies 

Betty A. Lyons, B.S. 

Program Director, Adult Basic Education & 

Compensatory Education; Adult Education & Basic 

Skills 
Karen E. McPhaul, B.S, M.Ed. 
Director, Instructional Computing; Instructional 

Services 

Richard D. Miller, AAS., B.S., Ph.D., R.R.T 
Program Director/Instructor, Respiratory Therapy; 
Health Technologies 

Gregory J. Mimmack, B.S. 

Program Director/Instructor, Electronics Engineering 

Technology; Industrial & Engineering Technologies 
Beatrice A. Muhammad, B.S. 
Program Director, Adult High School & General 

Educational Development; Adult Education & 

Basic Skills 

Thomas N.Mutphy,A.S., B.S. 
Program Director/Instructor, Computer Programming 
& Applications; Information Systems Technologies 

Melissa Oakley Ockert, BA, M.S., C.C.RA, A.C.R.R 
Program Director/Instructor, Clinical Trials Research 
Associate; Health Technologies 

Michael T Patrick, AA, AA.S., C.D.T 
Program Director/Instructor, Dental Laboratory 
Technology; Health Technologies 

David LRigsbee, AAS. 

Program Director, Law Enforcement Extension, Public 

Safety Services; Continuing Education & 

Off-Campus Programs 

Yaneta Sanchez-Brown, M.Ed. 
Associate Dean & Department Head, Adult Education & 
Basic Skills 

DouglasA. Scott, A.A.S.,B.A 

Program Director/Instructor, Criminal Justice; Business 

& Public Service Technologies 
Gene M. Sharpe, B.S. 
Program Director/Instructor, Industrial TVades; 

Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs 

Margaret L. Skulnik, B.S., M.S., R.N. 

Dean & Department Head, Health Technologies 

Lee Ann Spahr,B.S., M.Ed. 

Discipline Chair/Instructor, Mathematics; Arts, Sciences, 
& University Transfer 

Roy W. Stallings, Jr, Machinist Diploma 
Program Director/Instructor, Machining Technology; 
Industrial & Engineering Technologies 



Trustees & 
College Personnel 



Susan E. Sutton, J.D. 

Program Director/Instructor, Paralegal Technology; 

Business & Public Service Technologies 
Michael A. Szczerbiak, AAS., L.D.O, A.B.O.M. 
Program Director/Instructor, Opticianry; Health 

Technologies 

H. Ward Taylor III, Automotive Diploma 
Program Director/Instructor, Automotive Systems 
• Technology; Industrial & Engineering Technologies 

CharleneC. West, AA.,B.S., M.Ed. 
Assistant Dean & Department Head, Information 
Systems Technologies 

Sherry B. Wilson, B.S.N., M.S.N., R.N. 
Program Director/Instructor, Practical Nursing; Health 
Technologies 

Peter W. Wooldridge, AA, B.S., MA, Ph.D. 
Discipline Chair/Instructor, Psychology; Arts, Sciences, 
& University Transfer 



Faculty and Staff 



Emerenciana Alejo 
Housekeeper, Facility Services 

Danyece S. Allen 

Registration/Records Assistant; Admissions, 
Registration, & Financial Aid 

George D. Allen 

Facilities Technician, Facility Services 

Charles T Anderson 

Mail Services Technician/Courier, Budget Services 

MarkA Anderson, B.S., M.S. 
Instructor, Developmental Mathematics; Developmental 
Studies 

Penelope W. Augustine, B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D. 
Director, Admissions & Student Records; Admissions, 
Registration, & Financial Aid 

J. Ellen Austin, BA, MA, Ed.D. 

Admissions Counselor, Admissions, Registration, & 

Financial Aid 
Robbi W. Badgett, AAS. 
Accounting Systems Technician, Accounting & Payroll 

Services; Business Office 

Dora R Bailey, AAS., AA.S., B.S. 

Instructor, Office Systems Technologies; Information 

Systems Technologies 
Gwen L. Barclay-Toy, B.A., MA, M.Ed. 
Instructor, Developmental English; Developmental 

Studies 



David E. Barringer, A.A, B.S. 
Instructor, Architectural Technology; Industrial & 
Engineering Technologies 

Kara A Battle, B.S.,M.A 

Instructor, Biology; Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 

Emilie A. Beglane, AAS., B.S., C.Ph.T 

Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, Pharmacy Technology; 

Health Technologies 
Gregory Bellamy, B.S. 
Student Development Specialist; Adult Education & 

Basic Skills 

DebraJ. Bergman, MIS. 

Coordinator, Science Labs; Arts, Sciences, & University 
Transfer/College Safety Compliance Officer 

Thomas M. Beveridge, MA 

Instructor, Economics; Arts, Sciences, & University 

Transfer 
Terra R. Pegram Bikah, AAS. 
Special Assistant for Administrative Services; Business 

Office 

Roger D.Bond, B.S. 

Coordinator/Instructor, Physical Education; Arts, 
Sciences, & University Transfer 

Emma Bamhardt Borynski, B.S., MA 
Instructor, Mathematics; Arts, Sciences, & University 
Transfer 

Vemon L. Bridges II, B.S., M.S. 
Coordinator/Instructor, Developmental Mathematics; 
Developmental Studies 

Veronica G. Bumette, B.A 

HRD Heathcare Initiative Coordinator, Continuing 

Education; Continuing Education & Off-Campus 

Programs 
John M. Butkowsky 
Graphic Designer, Marketing & Communications 

C. Alberto Camacho, AAS., C.D.T 

Instructor, Dental Laboratory Technology; Health 

Technologies 
Keny E Cantwell, BA, MA 
Instnjctor, English; Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 

Candice E. Capers, AAS., A.G.E., B.S. 
Publications & Administrative Assistant; Marketing & 
Communications 

Diana Caputo, A.B. 

Admissions & Retention Specialist; Adult Education & 

Basic Skills 
Joan S. Carter, BA, M.S. 
Instructor, Biology; Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 

Avilamar Castillo, J.D. 

Instructor/Coordinator; GED/English as a Second 

Langu2^e; Adult Education & Basic Skills 
Hugo E Castillo, MA, Ph.D. 
Instructor, Spanish; Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 



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Kim B. Chandler, B.S., O.T.R. 

Instructor, Occupational Therapy Assistant; Health 

Technologies 
Ingrid Charles, A.A., B.S. 
Instructor/Coordinator, Biotechnology/BioWork, 

Northern Durham Center; Continuing Education & 

OfF-Campus Programs 
Michael D. Cheatham 
Network AdministratorAJser Services Analyst, 

Information Technology Services 

John A. Clark, Master C.N.I., BA 
Instructor, Networking; Information Systems 



Brenda Cleary, Certificate, Secretarial Science 
Departmental Secretary; Arts, Sciences, & University 

Transfer 
Diane R. Clinton, B.S.N., M.S.N,, R.N. 
Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing; Health 

Technologies 

Synthia S.Cooper, B.S. 

Coordinator/Instructor, Recent Drop-Out Program, 
Adult Education & Basic Skills 

Sandra M. Covington, B.S., C.Ph.T 

Instructor, Phannacy Technology; Health Technologies 

DarleneJ. Covington-Brown 
Secretary/Receptionist; Continuing Education & 
Off-Campus Programs 

Victoria H.Crill, B.S.N., M.S.N., R.N. 

Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing; Health 

Technologies 

Peny C. Cumbie, BA, M.Div, MA 

Instructor, English; Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 

A. Barry Dark, AAS. 

Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, Opticianry; Health 

Technologies 
Cynthia B. Davis 
Secretary/CoUes^e Assistant, Continuing Education & 

Off-Campus Programs 
MonaJ. Davis, B.S. 
Testing Coordinator; Admissions, Registration, & 

Financial Aid 
Delores Denny 

Nursing Programs Assistant, Health Technologies 
Nanette M. Demar, BA, M.A. 
Couaselor/Retention Specialist, Counseling & Student 

Development 
Mamadou S. Diallo, M.S. 

Instructor, Mathematics; Campus Learning Center 
Leland A. Dixon 

Security Officer/Dispatcher, Security Department 
Susan M. Doody, BA, M.Ed. 
Instructor, Developmental English; Developmental 

Studies 

Tracy ?. Downing, M.B.A. 

Director, Budget Services; Business Office 



Trustees & 
College Personnel 



Felix M. Dtye, BA 

Evening Shift Security Supervisor, Security Department 

Steven D. Earp, AAS. 

Instructor, Machining Technology; Industrial and 

Engineering Technologies 
Dorothea D. Eley AA. 
SBC Assistant, Small Business Center, Continuing 

Education & Off-Campus Programs 

Zenobia Ellis 

Student Records Assistant; Admissions, Registration, & 
Financial Aid 

Keri L. Erickson, AAS., R.R.T 

Instmctor, Respiratory Therapy; Health Technologies 

Ann C. Faircloth 

Director, Auxiliary Services; Business Office 

Maria K.Falbo,B.S., M.S., Ph.D. 

Instructor, Physics; Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 

Helen T Featherson, B.S. 

Director, Retired & Senior Volunteer Program; 

Marketing & Communications 
Elizabeth Filipowski, M.B.A 

Web Designer/Developer, Marketing & Communications 
Michael K. Fire, A.D.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., 

M.RH., MA, Ph.D., R.N. 

Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing; Health 

Technologies 

Brenda J. Flippen, BA., M.S. 
Instructor, Psychology; Arts, Sciences, & University 
Transfer 

Kathy S. Florence, AAS. 

Receptionist, Financial Ad; Admissions, Registration, & 
Financial Aid 

D. Tracy Francis, BA, MA 

Instructor, Developmental Reading; Developmental 

Studies 
Daniel G. "Greg" Gassaway B.S., R.R.T 
Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, Respiratory Therapy; 

Health Technologies 
Janice B. Gentry, AAS. 
Transcript Clerk; Admissions, Registration, & 

Financial Aid 

Robert K. Gingrich, AA.S., R.R.T 
Instructor, Respiratory Therapy; Health Technologies 
Ricky A. Glasgow, A.A.S.,C.D.T 
Instructor, Dental Laboratory Technology; Health 
Technologies 



Penny K. Gluck, B.S., M.S. 

Instructor, General Education Program & Study Skills; 

Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer & 

Developmental Studies 
Lettie Robinson Goode, B.S. 
Accounts Payable Technician, General Accounting; 
i Office 



Johnny L. Gorham, A.A.S. 

Instructor, Networking; Infomiation Systems 

Technologies 
Philip B. Gowins, B.S. 

Instructor, Mathematics; Adult Education & Basic Skills 
Sandra K. Grady, AA.S. 
Departmental Secretary; Health Technologies 
Nancy H.Grigg,B.S.N., R.N. 
Instructor/Coordinator, Nursing Assistant/Nurse Ade; 

Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs 
Johnnie B. Hamn, B.S.N., R.N. 
Instructor; Associate Degree Nursing; Healdi 

Technologies 
Mark C. Hand, B.S.N., M.S.N., R.N. 
Instructor; Associate Degree Nursing; Health 

Technologies 

Joy L. Hansen, M.S.N., R.N. 

Instructor; Associate Degree Nursing; Health 

Technologies 
Andrew Hanson, Jr,B A 
Coordinator, Human Resource Development - 

Orange County; Continuing Education & 

Off-Campus Programs 
Portia A. Hardison, AA.S., A.A.S. 
Program Assistant; Adult Education & Basic Skills 
DebraA Harper-Crespo, B.S.N., R.N. 
Instructor, Practical Nursing; Health Technologies 

Donald E. Harris, BA, C.PR., C.D.T 
Instructor, Dental Laboratory Technology; Health 

Technologies 
Barbara Patterson Hatcher, Secretarial Diploma 
Registration/Records Assistant, Continuing Education & 

Off-Campus Programs 
Sheza M. Healey, M.A 
Coordinator, Institutional Research; Evaluation & 

Research Services 

Carolyn T Henderson 

Secretary, Math & Science; Arts, Sciences, & University 

Transfer 
J. Kenneth Hill, BA,J.D. 
Instructor, Paralegal Technology; Business & Public 

Service Technologies 

LillieA. Hill, B.S., R.N. 

Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, Associate Degree 

Nursing; Health Technologies 
Dorothy M. Holman, AAS. 
Assistant to the Auxiliary Services Director, Auxiliary 

Services; Business Office 



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Julie M, Hoover, B.S., M.S. 

Instructor, Geology/Physical Science; Arts, Sciences, & 
University Transfer 

Susan B. Horton, BA 

Training Center Coordinator/Instructional Computing 

Assistant; Instructional Services 
Mohammad M. Hossain, M.S. 
Instructor, Internet Technologies; Infonnation Systems 

Technologies 

Cherry D. Hudson 

Departmental Secretary, Industrial & Engineering 

Technologies 
Julie C. Humphrey, M.L.S. 
Reference Librarian, Library & Media Services 
E. Charles Hunt, B.S.C. 
General Accounting Director; Business Office 
Sylvia A. Hunt, AAS. 
Admissions Specialist; Admissions, Registration, & 

Financial Aid 

JohnA.Hurlburt,B.S. 

Instructor, Applications; Information Systems 
Technologies 

Hyacinth Harding Ingram, B.A. 

Accounts Receivable Technician, General Accounting; 

Business Office 
Hussein Islami, B.S., MA 
Instructor, Developmental Mathematics; Developmental 

Studies 

D. Thomas Jaynes, B.A., M.S.Ed. 
Associate Dean, Counseling & Student Development 
Kay B.Jedlica,B.S., M.Ed. 

Director, Financial Aid; Admissions, Registration, & 
Financial Aid 

011ieC.Jeffers,AAS. 

Secretary/Receptionist, Northern Durham Center; 

Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs 
Willie Mae Johnson 
Secretary, Adult Education & Basic Skills 

Delvena R.Jones, A.S. 

Registration Assistant; Continuing Education & 
Off-Campus Programs 

Patricia C. Jones, B.S.,M.A. 
Associate Dean; Admissions, Registration, & 
Financial Aid 

Paul E. Jones, M.BA 

Coordinator, Continuing Education, Orange County 

Centers; Continuing Education & Off-Campus 

Programs 

Claudia E.Joyner, AAS. 

Executive Secretary/Office Manager, Instructional 
Services 

Janice Kerber, B.S., M.S. 

Instnictor, Accounting; Business & Public Service 

Technologies 
Ametta "Gail" Knuckles 
Assistant Mail Courier, Budget Services 



Trustees & 
College Personnel 



Marion J. Lamberth, A.A.S., B.A. 
Departmental Secretary, Developmental Studies 

Irene H.Laube,BA,M.S.L.S. 
Director, Library & Media Services 

Suzanne R. Laudadio, Bj\., M.B.A. 

Instructor, Accounting; Business & Public Service 

Technologies 
Steven A. Leadon, Ph.D. 

Instructor, Biology; Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 
Laura K. Lease, B.A., M.A. 
Instructor, Writing; Campus Learning Center 
MelissaJ. Lennon.AAS. 
Departmental Secretary, Business & Public Service 

Technologies 

Andrea L. Lipsmeyer, B.S.N.,M.S.N., R.N. 
Instructor, Practical Nursing; Health Technologies 
Lee E. Little 

Housekeeping Supervisor, Facility Services 
Deanna L. Logan, B.S. 

Director, Orange County Centers; Continuing Education 
& Off-Campus Programs 

Amy D. MacAdam, M.A. 

Instructor, English; Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 
Deborah H. Maloney, AAS. 
Financial Aid Specialist; Admissions, Registration, & 
Financial Aid 

Christopher Mansfield, M.S. 
Instructor, Mathematics; Arts, Sciences, & University 
Transfer 

Carol L. Marcus, B.S., M.S. 

Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, Occupational Therapy 
Assistant; Health Technologies 

John R. Martin, BA, M.A, Ph.D. 
Instructor, History; Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 
Lindsay R Massengill, B.A, M.A. 
Instructor, Developmental English; Developmental 
Studies 

Richard Massey 

Groundskeeper/Motor Pool Vehicle Technician; 

Facility Services 
Ralph D. Matthews, AAS., AA.S., B.A, MA 
Special Assistant, Facility Services 
Robert W. "Mark" Matthews, Ph.D. 
Instructor, Chemistry; Arts, Sciences, & University 

Transfer 

Ruth W. Matthews, A.A.S. 

Director, Accounting & Payroll Services; Business Office 



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Janel R. Mays, B.A., M.A 

Instructor, English; Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 
Amanda S. McBride, B.A., M.Ed. 
Instructor, Developmental English; Developmental 
Studies 

Autumn M. McClenaghan, B.S. 
Advising Assistant; Advising Center 

Beverly S. McComb, AAS., A.A.S., B.S. 
Director, Information Technology Services 

Gabrielle B. McCutchen, B.A., M.A. 
Instructor, Developmental English; Developmental 
Studies 

James D. McDaniel, B.S., M.S. 

Coordinator, Continuing Education, Northern Durham 

Center; Continuing Education & Off-Campus 

Programs 

JamiaW.McIver,A.A.S. 
Departmental Secretary, Infonnation Systems 
Technologies 

RichardA. McKown.B.S. 

Director/Construction Administrator, Facility Services 

Theodore R. McLaurin, Jr., BA. 
Instructor, Adult Basic Education; Adult Education & 
Basic Skills 

Linda A. Meisenbach, M.A. 

Chief GED Examiner, Adult Education & Basic Skills 
TonyaA MeMn-Bryant, B.S., B.S., M.S. 
Instructor, Programming; Information Systems 
Technologies 

Linda J. Miles 

Housekeeper, Facility Services 

Cheri M. Mitchiner 

Program Assistant; Health Technologies 

Mary F Moore 

Coordinator, Hope VI Project; Continuing Education & 

Off-Campus Programs 
Dollie L. Moser, A.A.S. 
Student Records Assistant; Admissions, Registration, & 

Financial Aid 

Robbi L. Muckenfuss, B.S., M.S. 
Instructor, Developmental Reading; Developmental 
Studies 

L. Cameron Murray B.S. 

Financial Ad Officer; Admissions, Registration, & 
Financial Ad 

Catherine P Nelson, A.D.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., R.N.-C. 
Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing; Health 
Technologies 

Margaret G. Newhouse, B.A., MA 

Admissions Counselor/International Student Advisor, 

Admissions, Registration, & Financial Ad 
Vickie A Newsome, B.A., MA. 
Instructor, Psychology/Sociology; Arts, Sciences, & 

University Transfer 



Clara B, Nichols, A.A.S., AAS., B.S. 

Departmental Secretary, Facility Services 

J. Martin Nichols, MA 

Admissions Counselor; Admissions, Registration, & 

Financial Aid 
Megan H. Nicholson, KA.S. 
User Services Specialist/Secretary, Information 

Technology Services 

Michael R. O'Connor, A.A.S. 

PC Technician; Information Technology Services 

Mary Jo Parker, A.A.S. 

Continuing Education Registrar; Continuing Education 
& Off-Campus Programs 

Andrea M. Parrish, A.A.S. 
Instructor, Networking; Information Systems 
Technologies 

Elizabeth H. Payne 

Coordinator, Corporate Education; Continuing 
Education & Off-Campus Programs 

Elizabeth M. Penton, BA, MA, Ph.D. 
Instructor, Anthropology & Humanities; Arts, Sciences, 
& University Transfer 

Seletha R Pherribo-Bumphus, B.A. 

Admissions Counselor; Admissions, Registration, & 

Financial Aid 
TraceyL. Porter, B.LA 
Field Coordinator/Instructor, Clinical TVials Research 

Associate; Health Technologies 

LaSylviaE. Pugh.M.S. 

Research Analyst, Evaluation & Research Services 
Wendy M. Ramseur, M.L.S. 
Librarian, Public Services; Library & Media Services 
ToniE Reams, AAS. 

Equipment Coordinator/Data Entry Clerk, Business 
Office 

JeweliteReid,A.A.S.,A.G.E. 

Admissions Assistant; Admissions, Registration, & 

Financial Aid 
Andre S. Richardson, B.S. 
Veterans Affairs/Financial Aid Officer; Admissions, 

Registration, & Financial Aid 
EleciaL. Ridley, M.S. 
Instructor, Developmental Mathematics; Developmental 

Studies 
Alvin L. Roberts 
Maintenance Supervisor/Technician, Facility Services 

Jimmy C. Roberts, AAS. 
Photographer/Production Assistant, Marketing & 

Communications 
Judy C.Roberts, AAS. 
Secretary/Receptionist, Corporate Education; 

Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs 

Rebekah S. Roehrs, A.S., B.S. 
Coordinator/Instructor, Computer-Based Training, 
Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs 



Trustees & 
College Personnel 



PaulaJ. Rubio, B.A, M.S., Ed.S. 
Counselor, Disability Services; Counseling & Student 
Development 

Thomas E Russo, BA, M.Ed. 
Coordinator, Career Services; Counseling & Student 
Development 

George B. Sawyer, B.S. 

Programmer/Analyst & Back-up UNDC Systems 

Administrator; Infomiation Technology Services 
Erica Sessoms, BA. 
Registration/Records Assistant; Admissions, 

Registration, & Financial Aid 

Denettia R. Shaw 

Recruiter; Admissions, Registration, & Financial Aid 

Santosh Shonek, M.L.S. 

Reference Librarian, Northern Durham Center; 

Library & Media Services 
James M. Shortell 

Shipping/Receiving Clerk; Budget Services 
BethAShulman,BA,M.S. 
Single Parent Program Coordinator; Admissions, 

Registration, & Financial Aid 

Charles A. SlappyBA, MA. 

Instmctor, Sociology; Arts, Sciences, & University 

Transfer 
Larry B. Slate 

Audio-Visual Specialist, Library & Media Services 
Marilyn B. Slaughter, B.S. 
Secretary, Student Support Services 
Dales. Smith, A.D.N.,B.S.N., R.N. 
Coordinator, Evening LPN to RN, Associate Degree 

Nursing; Health Technologies 
Elizabeth B. Smith, M.S. 
Instructor, Psychology; Arts, Sciences, & University 

Transfer 
Kristin M. Smith, BA., MA 
Coordinator/Instructor, Developmental Reading; 

Developmental Studies 
Nathan D. Smith, B.A., A.S.E. 
Instructor, Automotive Systems Technology; Industrial 

and Engineering Technologies 
Pamela L Sonney, B.S.N., M.S.N., R.N. 
Instructor, Associate Degree Nursing; Health 

Technologies 

David W.Sorenson, AAS. 

Instmctional Web Server Administrator; Instructional 
Computing 



Vanessa L. Spence, BA. 

Instructor, Early Childhood Associate; Business & Public 

Service Technologies 
Phyllis J. Spray B.S., M.S. 
Director, Northern Durham Center/Instructor, 

Developmental English; Developmental Studies 
Ellen D. Stoner, BA., MA. 
Instructor, Opticianry; Health Technologies 
Janice R. Stuart, BA, M.Ed. 
Instructor, English; Adult Education & Basic Skills 

Clarence Taylor, Jr, Electrical/Electronics Technician 
Diploma 

Heating/Air Conditioning/Facilities Technician; 
Facility Services 

Thelma R.Thomas, AAS. 
Central Supply Clerk/Communications Technician, 
> Office 



Demetrius 0. Thompson, B.S. 
Human Resources Assistant; Human Resources 
Jeannete E. Thompson, AA. 

Secretary, Human Resources/Retired & Senior Volunteer 
Program; Marketing & Communications 

Ann M. Thrash, AAS. 

Secretary; Adult Education & Basic Skills 

Bonnie Tilson, M.A 

Instructor, Humanities; Arts, Sciences, & University 
Transfer 

Kennedi A Tookes, A.A.S., C.C.N A 
Instructor, Networking; Information Systems 

Technologies 
S. Celeste Toombs, B.S.N., M.S.N., R.N. 
Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, Practical Nursing; 

Health Technologies 

Lee D. Toomer, AA.S., AG.E. 

Security Supervisor, Northern Durham Center; Facility 

Services 
Eric L Townsend, B.A 
Network Support Technician, Information Technology 

Services 

Michael W.Tripp, AAS. 

Landscapes Facility Services 

Phillip L. Umstead 

Shipping/Receiving Manager, Budget Services 

Richard I. Vaughan,Jr, B.S., M.B.A 
Instmctor, Business Administration; Business & Public 
Service Technologies 

Gina K. Wagner, AA.S. 

Payroll Accounting Technician, Accounting & Payroll 

Services; Business Office 
GregoiyC. Walton, A.AS.,B.A 
Instmctor, Dental Laboratory Technology; Health 

Technologies 
DeniseK.Ward,B.S.,MA 
Instmctor, Biology; Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 



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Anthony W.Warren, Ph.D. 
Instnictor, Chemistry; Arts, Sciences, & University 
TVansfer 

James T.Watkins,AAS.,BA 

Programmer/Analyst; Information Technology Services 

EamestineR.Webb.AAS. 
Secretary/Receptionist; Counseling & Student 
Development 

James M. Weeks, Jr., M.S. 

Instructor, Developmental Mathematics; Developmental 
Studies 

Annette N. Wells, B.S., M.Ed. 

Instructor, Biology; Arts, Sciences, & University TVansfer 

Charles D.Wessell.B.S., M.S. 
Instructor, Mathematics; Arts, Sciences, & University 
Transfer 

Don S. Wheeler 

Maintenance Technician/Electrician; Facility Services 
Stephanie W. Whetstone, BA 
Instructor; Adult Basic Education; Adult Education & 
Basic Skills 

Sedrick D. White, AAS. 

Systems Administrator/Operator, Information 

Technology Services 
Stacey M. Whitlow, BA, MA 
Instnictor, English; Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 
Minnie Charlene Wilkins, B.S, 
Library Technician; Library & Media Services 
Annie M. Williams, Diploma, Child Care, A.G.E. 
Receptionist, Admissions & Registration; Admissions, 

Registration, & Financial Aid 

Dorothy M. Williams, B.S., MAT 
Instructor, Mathematics; Arts, Sciences, & University 
Transfer 

Marianne E. Williams, B.S., M.Ed. 
Instnictor, Developmental Reading; Developmental 
Studies 

Martha B. "Josie" Williams, A.A., BA, MA 
Instructor, Developmental Reading; Developmental 
Studies 

Pauline B. Williams 

Departmental Secretary; Continuing Education & 
Off-Campus Programs 

A. Dillon Wilson, B.S, MA 

Instnictor, English/Speech; Arts, Sciences, & University 
Transfer 

Robert E. Wilson 

Instructor, Automotive Systems Technology; 
Industrial & Engineering Technologies 



Trustees & 
College Personnel 



Mary A. Winbome 

Coordinator, Personnel Services; Human Resources 
Tteng - Yuan "Tim" Woo, B.S.E., M.S.E., D.I.R 
Instructor, Electronics Engineering Technology; 
Industrial & Engineering Technologies 

Dorothy H. Wood, Ph.D. 

Instructor, Biology; Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 
Josephs. Wooten,Jr 

Evening Operations Supervisor, Facility Services 
Eleanor L. Yates, BA 

Marketing and Communications Assistant; Marketing & 
Communications 

SvetlanaYokum,MA 

Instructor, Gennan; Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 
KathyA.Zarilla,B.S.,Ph.D. 
Coordinator/Instructor, Biotechnology; Instructor, 
Biology; Arts, Sciences, & University Transfer 

ADJUNCT FACULTY 
Pharmacy Technology 

Stephen Eckel, R.Ph,, UNC Hospitals 

Christine Guarrera, R.Ph., Durham Regional Hospital 

James Hall, R.Ph., Rex Healthcare 

William L. Harris, R.Ph., Duke University Health System 

Hortense Jones, C.Ph.T, Lincoln Community Health 
Center 

Michael Martz, R.Ph., Ph.D., Veterans Administration 

Medical Center 
Carolyn D. Robbins, R.Ph,, Lincoln Community 

Health Center 
Clara Thompson-Smith, C.Ph.T, UNC Hospitals 
Ennis Tbrrentine, C.Ph.T, Duke University Health 

System 

Lynn Whitlow, C.Ph.T, Person County Memorial 
Hospital 



Phlebotomy 

Janice Bean, Raleigh Community Hospital 

Kathy Keener, Rex Healthcare 

Shirley Brown, WakeMed 

Janet Chamblee, Wake County Human Services 

Kim Harris, UNC Hospitals 

Bill Green, Veterans Administration Medical Center 

Respiratory Therapy 

Charles Alford, R.R.T, Durham Regional Hospital 

Sandy Blazek, R.R.T, WakeMed 

Bob Campbell, R.R.T, Duke University Medical Center 

William Cole, R.R.T, Person Memorial Hospital 

Don Hudson, R.R.T, Moses Cone Hospital 

Bob Ricker, R.R.T, Rex Healthcare 

Gary Stevens, R.R.T, UNC Hospitals 

Al West, R.R.T, Veterans Administration Medical Center 

James R. Yankaskas, M.D., UNC School of Medicine 

Surgical Technology 

Nancy Charlton, R.N., Raleigh Community Hospital 

Gayle Clapp, R.N., C.N.O.R., UNC Hospitals 

Patsy Davis, R.N., C.N.O.R., WakeMed 

Cordelia Edwards, R.N., Durham Regional Hospital 

Jan Hobdy, R.N., Duke Ambulatory Center 

Lael Jackson, R.N., Veterans Administration Medical 
Center 

Cyndi Long, R.N., C.N.O.R., WakeMed 

Sharon Messmer, C.S.T, Rex Healthcare 



Polkinghom, R.N., Duke University Medical 
Center 

Nadine Quarshire, R.N., Western Wake Medical Center 

Liane Salmon, R.N., C.N.O.R., Rex Healthcare 

Sheny Strader, R.N., Davis Ambulatory Center 



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TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM (for official high school or college transcript or GED scores) 

Instructions to student: 1 . Submit an admissions application to Durham Tech. 

2. Complete this Transcript Request Form and send it to your high school, college, or GED center. 

(NOTE: Some schools charge a fee for official transcripts.) 



Social Security Number 
Last Name 



Other name(s) under which your records may be listed 



First 



Date of Birth 



Middle/Maiden 



Street Address City State Zip 

Transcript requested from (name of your high school or GED center): 

Enrollment dates: From to 

Signature of Student 



Phone Number 



Graduation date: 



Date 



SCHOOL OFFICIAL: Please attach a copy of this form to the transcript and mail to 
Admissions Office 

Durham Technical Community College 
1637 Lawson Street 
Durham, North Carolina 27703 



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TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM (for official high school or college transcript or GED scores) 

Instructions to student: 1 . Submit an admissions application to Durham Tech. 

2. Complete this Transcript Request Form and send it to your high school, college, or GED center. 

(NOTE: Some schools charge a fee for official transcripts.) 



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Social Security Number 
Last Name 



Other name(s) under which your records may be listed 



First 



Date of Birth 



Middle/Maiden . 



Street Address City State Zip 

Transcript requested from (name of your high school or GED center): 

Enrollment dates: From to 

Signature of Student 



Phone Number 



Graduation date: 



Date 



SCHOOL OFFICIAL: Please attach a copy of this form to the transcript and mail to 
Admissions Office 

Durham Technical Community College 
1637 Lawson Street 
Durham, North Carolina 27703 



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Notice to Student: The information you 
provide will be placed in our master file. 
If any of tfiis data changes, you must 
notify the Admissions Office immediate- 
ly. Information on race and gender is 
requested for data-gathering purposes 
only. Disclosure of your Social Security 
Number is voluntary and is used to 
verify the identity of an individual. 



Application for Admission 

Durham Technical Community College 

1637 Lawson Street 

Durham, NC 27703 

Admissions Office: 919-686-3333 

www.durhamtech.edu 



For Office Use Only 
Entered 



INSTRUCTIONS: Respond to all questions completely and accurately; use your legal name. Return to the Admissions Office at the address shown above. 
Incomplete applications will be returned. Foreign students should use their family name (surname) as their last name. 



Have you previously applied for admission or enrolled in courses 
at Durham Tech? If yes, please complete the following: 

Last date applied or enrolled 

Name used 



Have you taken a placement test at Durham Tech? 



ASSET Date taken 



COMPASS Date taken 



last Name JrySryni 



Middle 



Former Name (s) 



Address 



Q Chedc here if different from address on file 



aty 



State 



Zip Code + 4 



County of Legal Residence 



State of Legal Residence 



Country of L^ Residence 



Home Telephone 
( ) 



Woric Tdephone 
( ) 



Sodal Security Number 



DTCC ID Number (if applicable) 



Date of Birth 



Ethnic Group Q l.White (Non-Hi^>aflic) □ 2. Black (Non-Hi^anic) Q 3. Native America □ 4. Hispanic Q 5. Asian (Pacific Islander) Q 6. Other 



Gender Q Male Q Femde 



Email Address 



Year and Term Entering - 20_ 



Q Fall G Spring G Summer 



Check One: □ Degree □ Diploma □ Certificate 



Curriculum For Which You Are Applying 

(Please indicate only ONE program. Additional programs will not be processed.) 

Nursing Applicants (check ONE option only) QADN GLPN G LPN to ADN (for LPNs only) 



Applicant Status 

Q Freshman (No Previous College Work) 

G Transfer Shident (Have Previously Attended Another College) 

Q Rehiming 



Long-Term Goal at DTCC (check one) 

Q To obtain an Associate's Degree, Diploma, or Certificate G To take courses to transfer to another college 
G To enhance job skills in present field of work G To take courses for personal enrichment 

G To enhance employment skills for a new field of work 



U.S. Citizen 

□ Yes □ No If No, status: □ Resident Alien □Refugee □ Asylee □ Visa (Type 



_) Country of Origin 



North Carolina Legal Resident 

□ Yes □ No 



Have you resided in North Carolina continuously for the past 12 months? 

□ Yes □No If No, indicate place and date(s) of previous residence 



Are You Eligible For Veterans Benefits? □Yes □No 



Plan to Attend 

□ Full Time 

□ Parfnme 



□ Day 

□ Evening 



Employment Status 

□ Employed 1 - 10 Hours Per Week (El) 

□ Employed 21-39 Hours Per Week (E3) 

□ Unemployed - Not Seeking Employment (UN) 

□ Retired (R) 



□ Employed 11-20 Hours Per Week (E2) 

□ Employed 40 Hours or More Per Week (E4) 

□ Unemployed - Seeking Employment (US) 



Parent(s) Highest Educational Level Completed 
Father: 

□ Adult High School (13) □ Associate's Degree (15) 

□ GED (~) □ Bachelor's Degree (16) 

□ High School Graduate (12) □ Master's Degree or Higher (17) 



Mother: 

□ Adult High School (13) 

□ GED (~) 

□ High School Graduate (12) 



□ Associate's Degree (15) 

□ Bachelor's Degree (I6) 

□ Master's Degree or Higher (17) 



Indicate Your Highest Education Level Completed 

□ Adult High School (13) □ High School Graduate (12) 

□ GED (~) □ Associate's Degree (15) 



□ Bachelor's Degree (I6) 

□ Master's Degree or Higher (17) 



High School Information 

All applicants must complete this information. 



Name of Last High School Attended 



aty 



County 



State 



Country 



Graduated 

□ Yes Start Date (mm/yy) 

Q No Last Date of Attendance (mm/yy). 

If No, Also Complete the Following 



Graduation Date (mm/yy) . 



G I Received an Adult 
High School Diploma 



School 



City 



State 



Date Received (mm/yy) 



□ I received the GED 



School 



City 



State 



Date Received (mm/yy) 



G I am currently enrolled 
in high school, adult high 
school, or GED 



School 



City 



State 



Expected Date of Graduation 



Other Colleges Attended 



Name(s) of Colleges and/or Technical Institutes Attended 



City 



Start Date (mm/yy) . 
End Date (ram/yy) . 



Start Date (mm/yy) . 
End Date (mm/yy) . 



Start Date (mm/yy) . 
End Date (mm/yy) . 



Start Date (mm/yy) . 
End Dale (mm/yy) , 



OfGcial copies of high school and college transcripts, GED, or Adult High School Diploma must be submitted to the Admissions 0£Qce. 
All transcripts become the property of Durham Technical Conununity College and cannot be reproduced or returned to the student. 



In case of emergency, person to contact 



Name 



Telephone(s) 



Sttjdents requesting assistance with admissions, registration, classroom, or testing situations due to any physical, psychological, or learning disability should 
contact the Disability Services Coordinator upon completing an application. The Coordinator can be reached by calling 919-686-3652 (v) or 919-686-3606 
(TTY) or by visiting Counseling and Student Development in the White Building, room 23, on the Main Campus. 

This is only an application for admission, not a guarantee of admission. 

I certify that die information on this application is correct and complete. I understand diat providing false or incomplete answers may result in disciplinary 
action, including denial of admissions or dismissal after admission. I ^ree to abide by the rules, policies, and regulations of Durham Technical Community 
College during my enrolhnent at the coUege. 



Signature 



Date 



Durham Technical Community CoUege is an equal opportunity educational institution 
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, reUgion, national origin, or disability. 



Index 



Academic Advising 11-12 

Academic Appeals Procedure 22-23 

Academic Assessment/Course Placement 9 

Academic Department Heads 128-129 

Academic Honesty Policy 24-25 

Academic Information 19-27 

Academic Recognition 23 

Accounting 36 

Additional Expenses l6 

Adjunct Faculty 133 

Administrative Staff of the College 128 

Admission 

Corporate and Continuing Education 

Programs 34 

Credit Programs 8-18 

Late Applicants (Credit) 9 

Placement Testing (Credit) 9 

Requirements (Credit) 10 

Adult and Basic Skills Education 33-34 

Adult Basic Education 33 

Adult Education Programs 33-34 

Adult High School Diploma Program 33 

^plication for Admission 135-136 

^propriate Use of Computing Resources . .30-31 

Architectural Technology 38 

Associate Degree Nursing 7, 10, 39-40 

Associate Degrees 19, 25-26 

Attendance Requirements 13, 24 

Automotive Systems Technology 15, 41 

Basic Law Enforcement Training 8, 42 

Board of Trustees 128 

Books and Supplies 15 

Business Administration 44 

Business Administration-Operations 

Management 45 

Calendars (Credit)/Academic, Advising, 

Registration 2-3 

Campus Learning Center 26-27 

Career Services 27 

Certificates 19 

Certifications 11 

Classifications of Programs of Study 19 

Classifications of Students 19 

Clinical Trials Research Associate 10, 46 

College Work-Study 17 

Compensatory Education 33 

Community Service Programs 35 

Community Spanish Certificates 47 

Continuing Education Fees and Registration . .35 

Continuing Education Units (CEU) 35 

Corequisite Courses 20 

Corporate Education 34 

Computer Programming 48 

Counseling, Academic and Personal 27 

Counseling and Student Development 27-28 

Course Audit 21 

Course Descriptions 77-127 

Credit by Examination 21-22 

Credit Hour Calculation 14, 20 

Crime Statistics 14 

Criminal Justice Technology 49 

Customized Training for Business and Industry .34 

Dental Laboratory Technology 7, 10, 15, 50 

Developmental Studies 9-10 



Diplomas 19 

Disability Services 27-28 

Drop/Add of Credit Courses 13-14 

Daig and Alcohol Poliq 29-30 

Durham Technical Community College 

Accreditation and Approbation 7-8 

Governance 8 

History 5 

Mission, Purpose, and Goals 7 

Performance Measures 6 

Early Childhood Associate 10, 51 

Early Childhood/Teacher Associate 52 

Educational Resources 26-27 

Electrical/Electronics Technology 15, 53 

Electronics Engineering Technology 15, 54 

English as a Second Language 33 

Environment, Health, and Safety Technology . .56 

Faculty and Staff of the College 128-133 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ... 14 

Fees 14-15,35 

Financial Aid 16-17 

Fire Protection Technology 57 

Full-Time Students 19 

General Educational Development (GED) . .9, 33 

General Education 26, 58 

Grade 

Change 22 

Incomplete 21 

Reports and Reporting 12 

Special 21-22 

Grade Point Average 22 

Grading System 20-22 

Graduation 

Fee 15 

Rates -. 14 

Requirements 12 

Grants 16-17 

Health Care Training 34-35 

Health Infomiation Technology 59 

High School Equivalency Programs 33 

High School Student Enrollment 11 

Human Resource Development 35 

Identification Cards 33 

Infomiation Systems 6l 

Infomiation Systems-Network Administration 

and Support 62 

Insurance 15-16 

International Students 9, 15 

Library and Media Services 26 

Machining Technology 64 

Medical Office Administration 65 

Occupational Instruction 34 

Occupational Therapy Assistant 7, 10, 66 

Office Systems Technology 67 

Opticianry 7, 68 

Paralegal Technology 69 



Parking Requirements l6, 33 

Part-Time Students 19 

Personal Counseling 27 

Phannacy Technology 7, 10, 70 

Phlebotomy 8, 10, 71 

Placement Testing 9 

Plan of Study 19-20 

Practical Nursing 7, 10, 72 

Prerequisite Courses 20 

Program Directors 128-129 

Public Safety Services Training 34 

Readmission 11 

Real Estate 8, 34 

Refund Policy (Credit Courses) 15 

Registration 12-14,33 

Release of Information 14 

Residency Status 14-15 

Respiratory Therapy 7, 10, l6, 73 

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) . .8 

Scholarships 16-17 

Safety and Security 32-33 

Semester Length 20 

Sexual Harassment/Assault Policy 30 

Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Grant . . .17 

Small Business Center 34 

Special Students 11,19 

Standards of Progress 22 

Student Life 

Activities 28-29 

Code of Conduct 29 

Development 28 

Disciplinary Procedures 24-25, 29-32 

Grievance Procedures 31-32 

Clubs and Organizations 28-29 

Mentor Project 28 

Publications 28 

Student-Faculty Responsibilities 23-24 

Student Records 13 

Student Senate 28-29 

Surgical Technology 10, l6, 74 

Teacher Associate 10, 52 

Telephone Registration 12 

Transfer 

To Another Program 10-11 

To Senior Institutions 25-26 

Transfer Credit 8-9, 20 

Transcripts 9, 12-13, 15 

Uiition 

Exemption for Senior Citizens 15, 35 

North Carolina Residents 14-15 

Out-of-State Students 14-15 

Refund Policy 15,35 

Tliition and Fees (Credit Courses) 14-15 

Uitorial Services 26-27 

University Transfer Programs 9, 20, 75-76 

Veterans Information 17-18 

Attendance Requirements 18 

Educational Benefits 17-18 

Standards of Academic Progress 18 

Visiting Students 11 

Withdrawal 

From a Course 13,21 

Regulations 13 

Workplace Literac\- 34 




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